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What food and drinks should you avoid with gout?

Asked by Kendrell, Last updated: Oct 19, 2020

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Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan
Sophia Lee Ryan

Answered Oct 23, 2017

There are a lot of foods to avoid with gout, in all honesty. However, as with all inflammation and arthritis, it is best to work by trial and error. Many will recommend keeping purines in low quantities in your diet. Purines are essentially a type of chemical that are found in a lot of foods. When trying to find a personal limit for purine intake, the general rule of them is to take out all the high purine foods and reduce intake - but not completely get rid of - moderate purine foods.

High purine foods include alcoholic beverages, anchovies, trout, and bacon. Sorry bacon lovers. Moderate purine foods include beef (sorry burger lovers), shrimp, oysters, pork, and ham. If you think you can tolerate more after you reduce and cut out, you can have more moderate foods from time to time or even try a high purine food occasionally.

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