Gout and diet


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http://curegoutpainnow.com - Gout is a painful condition, often affecting the toes, but it can affect many other joints as well. If left alone it can get worse, turn into a chronic problem and even cause permanent damage. It's the ingredients in our food that causes gout and diet is one of the first things you have to take a look at.

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Gout and diet

  1. 1. Gout and Diet<br />
  2. 2. Diet plays an important role in prevention and management of gout. <br />
  3. 3. Gout and diet are inseparable and you must eat the right kind of diet.<br />
  4. 4. One that helps you lower the uric acid level in your blood. <br />
  5. 5. Though individual customization is best for your body condition and the level of uric acid in your body... <br />
  6. 6. ...general diet plans are readily available that can be followedfor great results.<br />
  7. 7. Purinesin your food break down into uric acid in your blood. Too much uric acid causes gout.<br />
  8. 8. You have to largely avoid taking the foods that are rich in purines.<br />
  9. 9. And restrict the foods that have moderate levels of purines in them. <br />
  10. 10. Broad categories of food that should be avoided are: seafood, offal, yeast and yeast extracts and game meat. <br />
  11. 11. These are just some of the foods that have excess amount of purinesin them.<br />
  12. 12. Different studies have concluded that gout and diet are very closely related<br />
  13. 13. The severity and frequency of attacks depend on the purines contained in the food. <br />
  14. 14. Purinesare found to be primarily responsible for high levels of uric acid in the blood. <br />
  15. 15. These high concentrations of uric acid cause the formation of uratecrystals. <br />
  16. 16. These get deposited in the joints and cause the gout attacks.<br />
  17. 17. Strangely some apparently healthy foods are also high in purines. <br />
  18. 18. In particular, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas, spinach, beans, legumes and pulses<br />
  19. 19. However the health benefits mean that they can still be included in the diet with limitations. <br />
  20. 20. Low-fat dairy products are said to be good for gout. Some people find that they decrease the occurrence of gout attacks<br />
  21. 21. A good diet for gout patients is one similar to that which would be prescribed for heart patients.<br />
  22. 22. The diet for a gout patient must contain more fresh fruit and vegetables. <br />
  23. 23. Fruits like apple, lemon, banana etc are good for gout.<br />
  24. 24. A diet that is rich in Vitamin C has a positive effect in preventing gout attacks. <br />
  25. 25. Always go for a low fat, low protein and low purine diet to reduce the uric acid level in your blood.<br />
  26. 26. Obesity is a significant factor in many gout patients. <br />
  27. 27. People who are overweight have a much greater chanceof getting gout. <br />
  28. 28. This is because body seems to retain more uric acid.<br />
  29. 29. Gout and diet go hand in hand. Gout is brought on by eating a poor diet. <br />
  30. 30. The high purine levels cause increased uric acid levels. <br />
  31. 31. And obesity makes it harder to eliminate uric acid from the body.<br />
  32. 32. Following a well structured diet is essential for the gout sufferer. <br />
  33. 33. Reducing the level of purines, and reducing the waistline are both very important<br />