Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diet Tips for Gout

1. Drink at least 2-3 litres of water / fluids as it can help flush out the uric acid from the body.

2. Have foods that are
A. LOW IN PURINE: (Have as desired)
• Breads
• Cereals
• All fruits
• Al most all Vegetables
• Eggs
• Nuts
• All fats / oils
• All milk products (Low fat)
• Vegetable Soups
• Other food items like: sugar, sweets, tea, coffee, all herbs and condiments are allowed, but only in limited amounts or in amounts prescribed.

B. MODERATE PURINE FOODS: (Have a small serve)
• Oat meal
• Wheat bran
• Wheat germ
• Cauliflower, brinjal, asparagus
• Spinach
• Mushrooms
• Green peas
• Soya
• Dals, rajma, chowli
• Sapota, custard apple
• Meat - beef, lamb, pork, veal
• Poultry
• Fish and shellfish

• Organ meats
• Sardines
• Fish roe
• Mussels

3. Maintain a desirable body weight.

4. Also, avoid low-carbohydrate diets that are high in protein and fat, which can increase hyperuricemia.

5. Start walking for 30 mins on daily basis to help you maintain weight.

6. Avoid alcohol.