Uric acid occurs through the breakdown of a chemical substance called purines. Purines are naturally found in body tissues and also in certain foods. Usually, uric acid solutes in the blood, passing through the kidney, and finally gets out of the body through urine. Although some may form crystal like shapes in your joints, and it will cause inflammation and severe pain in joints. In a Prolonged periond of time ,the crystal leads to kidney stones. Lets see the foods are rich in Uric Acids and how to limit and avoid them to keep our body healthy .
What is gout?
Gout is a common and aching form of arthritis caused by increased level of Uric Acid in our body.
Intense joint pain, Inflammation and redness in joints, Warmth in joint, Limited range of motion, Discomfort lasts for few days to few weeks after severe pain.
Who are at high risk in getting gout?
A postmenopausal woman, Family member with gout background, Over eat of purine-rich foods, Overweight, Alcohol Drinking.
High Purine (Uric Acid ) Foods to avoid
Foods with rich purine content cause higher uric acid levels in the blood, leading to crystal formation in the joints, which causes Gout. Here is the purine-rich foods list.
Bacon, Turkey, Veal, Venison, Liver, Kidney, Sweetbreads, Shellfish, Trout, Tuna, Haddock, Codfish, Alcoholic Beverages – Beer, Sweetend Drink.
What are the safe food to avoid gout?
- Limit serving size of red meats such as beef, lamb and pork
- Focus on meat and poultry, low-fat dairy and lentils to get protein
- Take more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to get complex carbohydrates
How to Protect from Gout Attack ?
Healthy dietary practices may help to protect you from future gout attacks. Some of the practices are
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
- Limit intake of purine rich foods
- Maintain healthy body weight
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