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Looking For a List Of Foods That Cause Gout? | Cure Gout Now

Looking For a List Of Foods That Cause Gout?

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Those suffering from gout often find that they have periods where the pain is more intense than others are and this might be related to the foods that they are eating. Most people know that foods high in purines are often to blame, but some foods with high protein content can be a problem as well. Both of these tend to raise the levels of uric acid in the body, and that means the painful crystals associated with gout form more readily and easily. Not only should a gout patient worry about what they are supposed to eat, they have to find a list of food that cause gout pain so they can avoid them.

As more and more information is released, it is becoming clearer which foods are bad for gout and which are safe to eat. Some say all seafood is bad, but that statement is currently being reevaluated.  It now appears that some seafood will cause problems and should remain on the list of foods that cause gout, but others are actually okay, and because seafood is good for the body, this is very good news. Mussels, for example, are high in purines and should be avoided. The same can be said for scallops, haddock, herring, sardines, smelt, all types of trout, and salmon. Anything else may be okay, but it can be individual to each patient.

Yeast seems to be an issue with gout, and many sufferers avoid some breads. However, it seems that whole grain breads are the ones to avoid the most. Other types of bread can be tried to see what reaction there is, if any, if someone wishes to reintroduce bread back into their diet. Yeast is in all breads though, so it may still be problematic for some people. Yeasts and whole grain breads are considered high to medium purine foods, so be careful and monitor pain if adding back to the diet. Beer contains yeast, so it may need to be avoided as well.

Most don’t like to hear it, but bacon is another food best avoided. Bacon is a protein and moderately high in purines, depending on the cut, and is probably something to avoid.

The heart tissue of any type of animal is very high in purines, and should be avoided. Other types of meat to avoid are other organ meats, turkey, mutton, grouse, veal, pheasant, and goose. Like heart tissue, these are higher in purines and raise levels of uric acid in the system.

Some studies suggest that vegetables should be on a list of foods that cause gout pain, but again this is undergoing careful reconsideration. It was said that avoiding vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, asparagus, and mushrooms was vital to good health for gout patients, but that might not be the case for all. Some have to avoid legumes as well. These include dried items like peas, beans, and even soybeans. You now have room to experiment with all of these rather than instantly ridding your diet of them.

Some sufferers think they will find it incredibly hard to follow along and avoid the list of foods that cause gout pain, but after putting up with the pain for so long, letting go of some of these foods should be pretty easy. With gout and diet it is very much a of elimination and trial and error before figuring out which foods are triggers for pain and which ones can be tolerated. 

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3 Responses

  1. angie
    July 26th, 2007 | 2:31 pm

    I also have diabetes so it’s exceptionally difficult to avoid all the foods that this blog suggests. Is there any information that could be submitted to assist in better food choices for diabetics??

  2. Laurence Stanton-Greenwood
    July 30th, 2007 | 3:19 pm

    I suffer from Gout and diabetes.
    I have found that avoiding alcohol was the best thinng I ever did even though I hate to admit it. Since then I have come off all Gout medication and just need to manage parts of my diet carefully. This means I can eat most things in moderation.
    I have found a almost consistent vegetarian diet works well so long as there are not too many legumes … supported with a lot of fruits
    This means I can manage most things …
    To cleanse my system cherries and blue berries have been very helpful even though I’m not very keen on them

  3. September 19th, 2007 | 1:59 am

    I have read your website and it sounds pretty ligit to me. I have a 9.4 uric acid reading and therefore have the gout. However I all hve a yeast infection in my gut so ntil I have that under control, I cant eat fruits, raw veggies (salads) and therefore am between a rock and a hard place. All of the remedies to lower the uric acid in the blood, increase the sugar in my bod and therefore cause gas, bloating,abdominal pain and loss of appetite. If you know of any magic formula that alows me to eat foods that lower the uric acid wihout adding the sugar to my system I would apreciate it THANKS

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