Gout Diet: 9 Foods Are Not Allowed

Gout is a severe painful arthritic condition which occurs when there is excess uric acid in the body that then goes on to create crystals in the joints. Uric acid is the metabolite of purines and can be excreted from the body via urination. Purines can be naturally found in your body as well as in certain foods and therefore should be avoided by people who are prone to gout flare-ups.

Though certain foods cannot cure the disease, they may help in decreasing the uric acid build up within your joints. Medication is still needed if you want to lower the levels of uric acid. Scroll down to examine the gout diet foods you should avoid in daily life.

Gout Diet Food to Avoid #1: Beer

As mentioned above, people with gout should avoid foods containing large amounts of purine. Beer is that kind of drink. The purines in beer come from brewer’s yeast, which is three times higher than baker’s yeast. Besides, beer can also slow the elimination of uric acid.

According to one piece of research, people who drink beer every day are 1.5 times more likely to suffer gout than those who do not. But, it is acceptable to drink beer in moderation.



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