Foods to Avoid if You Have Gout


Skip foods and drinks that are high in purines to help lower your chances of an attack.
You should stay away from these types of food:
• Beer and grain liquors (like vodka and whiskey)
• Red meat, lamb, and pork
• Organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, and glandular meats like the thymus or pancreas (you may hear them called sweetbreads)
• Seafood, especially shellfish like shrimp, lobster, mussels, anchovies, and sardines
• High-fructose products like soda and some juices, cereal, ice cream, candy, and fast food

Suggestion: Best Foods for a Gout/Joint Pain Diet
• Low-fat and nondairy fat products, such as yogurt and skim milk.
• Fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Nuts, peanut butter, and grains.
• Fat and oil.
• Potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta.
• Eggs (in moderation)
• Meats like fish, chicken, and red meat are fine in moderation (around 4 to 6 ounces per day). By: J Nahar Jolly from Canada

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