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Purines free diet for gout

I have gout can I eat pollock fish and wild caught china fillets?
(October 14, 2011)

For a person suffering from gout it is not advisable to eat Pollock fish or china fillets. These are rich in purines and can lead to excessive uric acid accumulation in the body. Since you are already suffering from gout it would be best to avoid eating these fish as they can worsen the symptoms of your condition. Instead in a diet for gout you can include fruits like blueberries, strawberries, cherries, oranges and pineapples which are beneficial to the patient’s health. Vegetables like tomatoes, celery, parsley, cabbage and leafy greens are also low in purines and therefore beneficial to gout patients.

Foods rich in vitamin C like potatoes, red peppers, red cabbage and tangerines should be included in a purine free diet for gout. In addition it is also important to drink plenty of water and fruit juices while suffering from gout which helps in flushing out excess uric acid from the body.
Submitted by N on October 14, 2011 at 06:47


Is coffee bad for gout?

Before we answer this question, let us learn a little more about gout itself. Gout is a type of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It occurs when there is a buildup of uric acid in the urine and blood. This uric acid then crystallizes and leads to inflammation in the joints. It is often most noticeable in the big toe but can also attack the elbows, knees, ankles and areas of the body. One reason for the increase of uric acid in the body is the intake of foods that contain purine (an organic substance). Foods that contain purine contribute to the level of uric acid in the body. Coffee is one of the substances that contain purine. Therefore, many people believe that caffeine causes gout for this very reason. Caffeine contributes to more purine in the body and since there is more purine in the body, it leads to an increase in the uric acid in the body. This ultimately results in a gout attack. This is even more so the case, if you already suffer from gout. You may notice the symptoms coming on after you have a few cups of coffee. However, research has now shown that coffee for gout treatment is beneficial too. Recent studies have shown that drinking coffee for gout can help to ease the symptoms and may even reduce the chances of getting this disease.

Is cranberry good for gout treatment?

Gout occurs when there is an excess of uric acid in the body. There are many home remedies one can use to help with this problem. One of them is by using cranberry for gout. Cranberry juice and gout are connected because it is believed that cranberry juice can help prevent painful gout attacks. Do however, keep in mind that using cranberry for gout is not a sure way of curing this disease. Cranberry juice for gout treatment could possibly help because it helps to flush away the uric acid that causes the pain. Cranberry is one fruit that is considered to neutralize and flush away this uric acid. It is recommended to eat one cup servings regularly throughout the day. However, do keep in mind that high levels of sugar are also linked to this disease and too much fruit could lead to problems as well. It might be better to have about 3 glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice. Having said this, some doctors are of the opinion that cranberries are highly acidic and could therefore lower the body’s pH levels and result in less uric acid being expelled. Do check with your doctor before trying out this cranberry juice for gout treatment. Also see how fish diet for gout patient is effective.

Is apple effective for gout patients?

Gout is a type of arthritis which occurs when there is a build up of uric acid in the body. This leads to an inflammation in the joints and most often, in the big toe. One of the best forms of treatment for gout would be by following a diet for gout. This is just one of the many for home remedies for treating gout. Ensure that apples are a part of this gout diet and that you are using apple for gout treatment. This is considered an excellent remedy for treating gout. Apple for gout treatment can be either by using the juice of the apple or by using apple cider vinegar. The malic acid content in apples makes the apple for gout treatment extremely effective. This malic acid helps to neutralize the uric acid and gives relief to the person suffering from gout. It is recommended to eat an apple after every meal. Gout treatment using apple juice is also recommended. As mentioned earlier, using apple for gout treatment can involve the use of apple cider vinegar as well. Take a few teaspoonfuls a day or mix the vinegar with a cup of water and drink it for best results.

How much cherry juice for gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis which affects both men and women. It occurs when the level of uric acid rises in the body.  The most common symptom of gout is extreme joint pain, more often than not in the big toe. There are many ways you can treat gout and using cherry juice for gout is just one of them. Cherries are rich in flavinoids and antioxidants. Cherry juice for gout treatment works because it rich in flavinoids called anthocyanins. These anthocyanins are anti inflammatory agents which cause the uric acid level in the blood to reduce. The anthocyanins also help to reduce the pain caused by tissue swelling and damage and thus bring relief to gout sufferers. Studies have shown that eating at least one serving of cherries (juiced, dried or fresh) daily lowered the uric acid in the body considerably. Black cherry juice for gout treatment is also recommended. You can either drink one cup of black cherry juice a day or have two tablespoons of black juice concentrate twice a day. Alternatively, you can mix the two tablespoons of concentrate with a cup of water and drink this twice a day. There may be no known side effects to drinking sour cherry juice for gout treatment, but it is still important to discuss any treatment method with your doctor before including it in your regular schedule.
Submitted by N on October 12, 2011 at 05:33


Fish contains a high amount of purines and hence is not recommended as part of your diet for gout. Due to the buildup of excess uric acid from purines, which is commonly found in seafood and red meat, symptoms of gout become even more enhanced. Each gout attack is like a wake-up call that reminds you of the kind of foods that you may be consuming. Get yourself on a good gout diet and you will observe that the pain, inflammation and discomfort associated with the disease will be much less. Consuming seafood can cause great damage to the joints especially if you are severely afflicted with gout. Limit the seafood potions to a minimum of two or three servings during a week and drink plenty of water during the day, in order to flush out accumulated uric acid from the body. Continue to drink 8 to10 glasses of water every day and you will notice relief in a few days.

Include more vegetables and fruits in your diet, and cut down the quantity of sugary foods, saturated fats and processed foods. Research indicates that vegetables that have a high content of purines do not actually increase the risk of gout. However if your doctor has recommended that you keep off from certain vegetables, it is best to do so as different individuals need different dietary modifications. Completely eliminate all kinds of red meat while strictly limiting the amounts of seafood in your diet, and meat foods that can greatly affect the course of the disease and its symptoms. To get your daily requirement of protein switch over to lean chicken and low fat dairy products. Chicken in an excellent source of protein without side-effects relating to gout. More importantly, those who consume at least two servings of low-fat dairy products show decreased gout attacks and much symptomatic relief.

Fish oil on the other hand, taken as a supplementation helps to reduce the tenderness and the pain associated with gout. Fish oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and these are important for building up the joints and relieving pain. Fish oil supplements do not contain purines and hence are safe to consume. Replace sea foods with fish oil supplementations to get your daily source of omega 3 fatty acids. Apart from avoiding foods that are high in purines, it is also important that you maintain a healthy body weight, as obesity or excess weight can result in increased production of uric acid in the body.

Submitted by M S on August 7, 2008 at 08:02


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