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.