The gout diet: ‘Could you please pass me the vegetables’?

What is the best gout diet? It is possible that low or moderate levels of purine in the foods we eat won’t trigger gout or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. I believe this is true of me. But, I can’t go and eat a large ham sandwich or Chinese cuisine with pork. Being a vegetarian has healthful benefits.

I loved ham and pork, but it didn’t love me back! All they did was give me gout! Avoid cured meats if you are prone to gout attacks. It is known to be one of the most painful experiences you can have.

I have had many experiences with bouts of gout. And, fortunately for me, the main photo above is not my own foot. From my personal experience, this poor guy must be in one world of hurt!

Gout is a severely painful form of arthritis. It is caused when uric acid forms crystals like tiny needles within joints of the foot and big toe. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines. Although, purines are found naturally in the body, it is also in certain foods.

A gout diet is not a cure, but it may help prevent future outbreaks. If you don’t want to get gout attacks, you must take preventative measures. Don’t eat fish, meat and stay away from alcohol. The key is not overindulging yourself. Best solution is to change what you are eating to mostly plant based whole food.

The list of foods which contribute to gout flare-ups is very long, so it’s nearly impossible to list all of them on a single page. But, a WeightLossBloggingshoppinglist will help you get started picking foods to eat that are healthiest. You will also likely lose weight, feel better, have more energy and live longer when you change your diet over.

Although, you should avoid certain foods (animal products) high in purines, not all need be eliminated. For example; asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, peas, even mushrooms contain more purines than other produce but are known not to cause gout attacks.

Furthermore, some foods and drink should be added to your diet which can actually help to stabilize or control uric acid levels, such as but not limited to…

• Cherries
• Apples
• Citrus fruits with their vitamin C (may help dissolve uric acid)
• Celery
• Blueberries
• Add apple cider vinegar to water
• Add lemon to water
• Drink more filtered water
• Folic acid can help lower uric acid naturally (pinto beans, sunflower seeds and lentils), carrots, green leafy vegetables and more…

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Note- Don’t forget to consult your doctor before you change your diet!