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Diet Plan for Patients of Gout

People suffering from problem of gout have high levels of uric acid in the blood, causing uric acid crystals to build up and accumulate around in the joints where they cause pain and swelling. The objective of a gout diet is to get relief from painful swelling (inflammation), and prevent its future attacks.

Diet for Gout may help to drop the level of uric acid in the blood. Gout diet is not a cure, it may lower the risk of recurring painful gout attacks and slows down the progression of joint damage.

Following a diet for gout, food consumed should be low in fat, particularly saturated fat.

An effective gout diet constricts the consumption of purines containing foods that break down into uric acid in the body, so strictly limiting consumption of most animal products mainly fatty fish, red meat, shellfish, and organ meats is essential.

The menu for gout diet plan comprises plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products with randomly adding few other foods in your diet and include foods helpful in removing uric acid from the blood more efficiently. The given diet chart is helpful for patients, who are suffering from pain and inflammation, the major symptoms of Gout. So they must follow the chart properly and carefully.

Get nutritional support for symptoms of gout by following diet given below:


To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Ginger (moderate quantity)
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes (moderate quantity)
  • Turnips
  • Red and White Cabbage
  • Red Onion
  • Parsley
  • Coriander
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Mushroom
  • Bell Pepper
  • Lemon


To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Fresh Coconut
  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Raspberry
  • Melons
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Dates


To Consume

To Avoid

  • Brown Rice
  • Oat meal
  • Bengal gram (Moderately)
  • Lentils
  • Chick pea (Chana)
  • Kidney beans (Rajmah)
  • Black lentils
  • Soybean
  • Sprouts


To Consume

To Avoid

  • Lean Meat
  • (Chicken)
  • Red meat (Beef, Pork And Lamb)
  • Fish (Tuna, codfish, salmon)
  • Seafood (Anchovies, Scallops, Herring, Sardines, Shrimps, Oyster, Mussels, Mackerel, Crabs)
  • Organ Meats
  • Fatty poultry
  • Turkey
  • Yeast

Spices / Herbs

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Poppy seeds
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sesame
  • Black pepper
  • Long pepper
  • Red chilies
  • Salt(in excess)

Other Foods

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Low fat dairy products
  • Cow's Ghee
  • Low fat yogurt
  • Water (At least 1.2l)
  • Green Tea
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat germ
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • White Bread
  • Cakes
  • Aerated beverages
  • Candy
  • Alcohol
  • Tea
  • Beer
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
  • High fructose-sweetened foods
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coffee

A healthy and balanced diet can be effective to achieve optimum uric acid level. It can also provide energy and nutrients sufficient for optimal health and reduces risk of gout attacks.

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