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Which Foods are Good for Gout?

Jana G.Jana G.
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Eating right if suffering from gout is one of the most important factors for improving the overall condition of the body. As is known, gout cannot be cured completely but persons with it can see an improvement by eating properly.

If eating only the recommended foods and avoiding the food products unsuitable for gout, this will help normalize purine metabolism and decrease the formation of uric acid and its salts in the body.

It is absolutely key for a person to eat right if they have gout. It's recommended to divide the food into 4-5 daily servings. Both sitting hungry and overeating are completely objectionable if the person is suffering from gout, as these can cause attacks or worsening.

Above all, gout patients need to fight excess weight, even while drastic weight loss is also extremely undesirable and even dangerous. Gout sufferers must drink 8 1/3 cups (2 L) of liquids daily and even up to 12 1/2 cups (3 L) daily during periods when the condition worsens. Mineral water, fresh-squeezed juices, teas and compotes are all suitable.

It's good to primarily eat fruits and vegetables, as well as other types of plant food, for gout. Limit your consumption of meat, as well as meat and mushroom broths, the meat of young animals, meat by-products, smoked meats, fatty sauces and animal fats.

Vegetable soups, milk-based soups with chicken, yoghurt and different kinds of fruit compotes are all good to eat if you have gout. Out of the meats, besides chicken, dietary types are good as well - turkey and rabbit meat. Boiled fish is also healthy for gout, while fried, smoked and salted are absolutely no good.


Seafood lovers can eat their preferred foods without a problem - squid and shrimp are excellent for gout. However, canned fish and other canned seafood must not be eaten if suffering from this disease.

Low fat cottage cheese is beneficial for gout, as well as certain cheeses, excluding excessively salty and spicy ones. Pastas and oats are also recommended. Gout sufferers should forget about eating legumes, hot spices, alcohol and beer, black tea, coffee and cocoa.

Carrots, cabbage, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and zucchini are all foods suitable for gout. Consume less cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, celery and peppers.

Those who enjoy sweets should quit eating chocolate, although they can eat jelly beans, jams and marmalades. Figs are not recommended if suffering from gout, but apples, pears, apricots, oranges and all kinds of seeds and nuts are good for this condition.

Green tea is good for gout patients, as well as rosehip tea, cucumber juice and chicory coffee. Various plant oils can be consumed, while olive oil is extremely beneficial for gout and should not be ignored.