Good foods for gout
by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.
Click here: Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit
Foods that are low in purines:
• Raw fruit – (Cherries & strawberries are good)
• Vegetables (those not mentioned above)
• Seeds & nuts
• White bread / crackers (not whole wheat,)
• White rice
• Cereals and cereal products
• Cheese (all kinds)
Gout is caused by excessive uric acid production from the metabolism of purines. The uric acid production exceeds the speed that it can be eliminated.
The excess uric acid accumulates in the bloodstream and is deposited in small joints and soft tissues. This build-up causes painful arthritis.
An effective diet is important to avoid or reduce complications and lessen the expense of drug treatment.
Restricting calorie intake and alcohol consumption, and losing weight, can also reduce uric acid levels.
It is also important to drink plenty of fluids to increase uric acid excretion from the body. Alternative sources of protein should be included in a low-purine diet.
Get more information about good foods for gout and related issues as well as...
• Insider arthritis tips that help you erase the pain and fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis almost overnight!
• Devastating ammunition against low back pain... discover 9 secrets!
• Ignored remedies that eliminate fibromyalgia symptoms quickly!
• Obsolete treatments for knee osteoarthritis that still are used... and may still work for you!
• The stiff penalties you face if you ignore this type of hip pain...
• 7 easy-to-implement neck pain remedies that work like a charm!
• And much more...
Click here Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit
Return to arthritis home page.