Food Restrictions for Gout - What Can I Eat?
Food Restrictions for Gout - What Can I Eat?

Food Restrictions for Gout - What Can I Eat?

As you know, if you have been diagnosed with gout there are some foods that you need to stay away from to avoid having an attack of painful gout. More than likely after you left your doctors office and began to look at the list of foods restrictions for gout you began to wonder what you actually could eat. It is important that you are really careful with what you eat to avoid having a gout attack.

Here is a Brief list of some of the foods that are high in purines and should be avoided. The list is broken down into two categories. The first are foods that are extremely high in purines and the second is a list where the foods are only moderately high in purines.

Extremely high in purines:

• sweetbreads

• hearts

• sardines

• herring

• smelt

• yeast

• mussels

Moderately elevated in purines include:

• scallops

• anchovies

• pheasant

• grouse

• haddock

• mutton

• goose

• veal

• partridge

• bacon

• trout

• liver

• kidneys

• turkey

• salmon

Now that you have a basic idea of the foods you should avoid after you have been diagnosed with gout you probably would like a list of the foods you can eat. So, here it is:

• whole grains high in fiber

• fruits








• vegetables

green-leafy vegetables


red cabbage




red bell peppers


• lean meats

• soy

• poultry

• Low-fat dairy

• Carbs (complex)





Although the list of food you can eat might not seem to have as many options on it as you would like you can find many healthy recipes online for meals that will not aggravate gout. All you have to do is look a little and you should be able to find something that will work for your taste buds.

It is true, you will have many restrictions on your diet however it does not mean you are going to be restricted on flavor. With a little imagination and creativity you can still have food with plenty of flavor to tickle your taste buds.

Following your food restrictions for gout is very important for your health and elimination of pain. These restrictions need to always be taken seriously and followed closely if you want to be in control of your gout. Diet, exercise and medication are all key factors in successfully managing gout and avoid as many attacks as possible.

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