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5 Good Foods for Gout Diet


5 Good Foods for Gout Diet

Traditionally gout diets have focused on what not to eat – namely foods rich in purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that are metabolized into uric acid in the body. But increasingly, research is showing what you do eat may be equally important to managing uric acid levels and reducing the risk of developing gout or suffering painful gout attacks.

Along with following a well-balanced diet to promote general health and achieve and/or maintain a healthy weight, here are five foods to focus on whether you are trying to control gout or prevent it.

Vegetables. A diet rich in vegetables is important to good health. While doctors once advised against vegetables with purines –including mushrooms, asparagus and spinach – for people with gout, research published in 2012 shows no correlation between the intake of these vegetables and gout risk. It may be because the beneficial compounds in these foods may offset the effects of the purine content, which is much lower than in meats.

Cherries.
At least a few studies suggest that cherries may be beneficial against gout. One small study presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism found that patients who took a tablespoon of cherry juice concentrate twice a day for at least four months experienced a greater than 50% reduction in gout attacks. In a 2012 study, people who ate cherries or used cherry extracts had fewer gout attacks in the two days following cherry ingestion than during the two days following periods when they didn’t ingest cherries or cherry extract.  Research suggests cherries may help by reducing uric acid levels or working more directly on inflammation.

Water.
Research shows drinking more water means fewer gout flares. One study from 2009 revealed that with each glass of water consumed in 24 hours before an attack, the risk for recurrent gout attacks decreased. For example, those who drank five to eight glasses of water had a 40 percent reduced risk of a gout attack compared with those who drank only one glass of water or less in the prior 24 hours. The study’s authors could not make specific recommendations about the amount of water people should drink because it depends on their underlying medical conditions and physical activity levels. Talk to your doctor about how much water you should drink each day.

Dairy products.
Investigators have found that low-fat dairy products may improve excretion of uric acid in the urine. In an earlier study, those who consumed a serving or more of low-fat milk or yogurt a day had less uric acid in their blood than those who abstained. High protein and low purine content of milk may explain dairy’s protective effect.

Coffee. 
Two separate studies reveal that drinking coffee reduces the risk of gout for men and women. Results of the larger study, which included 45,869 men older than age 40 with no history of gout, showed the risk of gout was 40 percent lower for men who drank four to five cups a day – and 59 percent lower for men who drank six or more cups a day when compared to men who never drank coffee. In the other study researchers reviewed food questionnaires from 14,000 men and women age 20 or older, and found that the more coffee (regular or decaf) the participants drank, the lower their uric acid levels were. Tea seemed to have no effect.


Gout Prevention

Gout Prevention

Prevention of acute gout involves the following actions:

* maintaining adequate fluid intake
* weight reduction
* dietary changes
* reduction in alcohol consumption
* medications to reduce hyperuricemia

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Limit High Purine Foods


Limit High Purine Foods

High levels of uric acid can cause gout. High purine foods in a diet can increase uric acid levels in the body. Therefore, the gout diet usually limits food with high purine.

Gout Diet / Low Purine Diet

* Alcohol, especially beer, should be avoided. Limit alcohol consumption to 1 drink 3 times a week.
* Drink 2 to 3 L of fluid daily. Adequate fluid intake helps dilute urinary uric acid. Avoid High-Purine foods (see below)
* Consume a moderate amount of protein. Limit meat, fish and poultry to 4 - 6 oz per day. Try other low-purine good protein foods such as low fat dairy products, tofu and eggs.
* Limit fat intake by choosing leaner meats, foods prepared with less oils and lower fat dairy products.


What Causes Gout?





What Causes Gout?

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Gout is often related to an inherited abnormality in the body to process uric acid. Uric acid levels can become elevated by eating a lot of purine-rich foods such as meats, by the overproduction of uric acid by the body, or if the kidneys do not eliminate excess uric acid. When uric acid reaches a certain level in the blood it precipitates out in the form of monosodium urate crystals. In gout, the crystals are deposited in connective tissue and joint spaces evoking intense inflammation.

People with high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) do not always develop gout. Actually most people with hyperuricemia do not develop gout. Therefore it is not necessarily the high level of uric acid causing gout but perhaps a rapid change in its level. Gout attacks can be
precipitated by:

* dehydration
* injury
* fever
* heavy eating
* heavy drinking of alcohol
* recent surgery

Other contributory factors include:

* obesity
* weight gain
* high blood pressure
* abnormal kidney function
* certain medications
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What Are Gout Attacks?

What Are Gout Attacks?
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Gout usually attacks a single joint suddenly and intensely.
Gouty joints show the most visibly red signs of inflammation of any type of arthritis. An initial attack of gout may last several days and disappear even if untreated. Subsequent attacks may not occur for weeks, months, years, or not at all. In severe cases, repeated attacks occurring over a long period may cause damage to the joints and loss of mobility.
A definitive diagnosis of gout can be made by examination of aspirated joint fluid with a polarizinglight microscope for evidence of crystals. Approximately one million people in the
United States suffer from gout. It is nine times more common in men than women, predominantly after puberty with a peak age of 75. Gout attacks in women usually occur after menopause.
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Gout Diet Balanced Diet

Balanced Gout Diet

According to the American Medical Association, a balanced diet for people with gout include foods:

* High in complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, vegetables)
* Low in protein (15% of calories and sources should besoy, lean meats, poultry)
* No more than 30% of calories from fat (10% animal fat)
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Gout Diet : Balanced Diet

Gout Diet : Balanced Diet

According to the American Medical Association, a balanced diet for people with gout include foods:

* High in complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits,vegetables)
* Low in protein (15% of calories and sources should be soy, lean meats, poultry)
* No more than 30% of calories from fat (10% animal fat)
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