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Avoid These Foods And Beverages If You Don’t Want To Experience Another Gout!

February 23, 2021

Staying at home while dealing with your legal forex broker in Malaysia may lower the risk of virus spreading and infection, but having a gout is the last thing you’re going to endure during quarantine. It’s already difficult enough for you to walk around the house while limping because it affects your feet (and gout can affect other areas as well!), and it’ll be more of a nuisance when you’re going grocery shopping.

Gout is a painful form of arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid breaks down from purine, and it builds up and forms crystals in your joints. Any intake of food containing purine should be reduced to lower the risk of getting gout.

Here are the type of foods and beverages you should avoid from getting gout:

1)   Seafood

This particular food is among the common catalysts of forming gout because some seafood has higher purine content than others. The higher the purine is, the higher the uric acid produced, and the higher the risk of having a gout. Therefore, avoid intake of anchovies, codfish, haddock, herring, mackerel, mussels, roe, sardines, scallops and trout. If you’re a seafood lover, don’t be discouraged! You can take salmon as a better choice of seafood. Other than salmon, seafood with moderate amounts of purine such as shellfishes should be taken at limited amounts.

2)   Certain Types Of Meat

 Are you a meat-lover? Then you have to take it down a notch. Meat is also a high purine food that can cause major gout pain, like red meat, beef, lamb, and organ meats. However, you can take white meat and tofu as an alternative for gout relief.

3)   Sugary Drinks

Who could resist the sweet, strong sparkling taste of Pepsi? Unfortunately, you have to when you have gout. Study has shown that fructose-sweetened drinks can increase up to 85% risk of developing gout. Heavy fructose consumption, especially the artificial added ones, can elevated uric acid levels. Unless you consumed the naturally occurring sources of fructose like fruit, then the risk would be lesser. However, it’s best to not take it.

4)   Alcoholic Drinks

While alcoholic drinks carry a fair share of health complications, gout is one of them. Beers and grain liquors like vodka and whiskey is a big no for those with gout, according to a professor, Lona Sandon. The process of making these beverages coming from brewer’s yeast or another component in beer can cause a reaction which can trigger gout. If you still need a festive celebration, have a wine in moderation.

To sum up everything, avoid any purine-rich foods and maintain a healthy diet for your gout treatment. Losing weight can also help your gout symptoms, but be aware of the process, otherwise rapid weight loss can cause an increase of uric acid. Overall, the best foods to take are those with low in fat and sugar and high in fibre. Be safe than sorry and consult with your doctor for better improvement of your health.

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