20 Foods to Avoid for Gout

20 Foods to Avoid for Gout 

Gout is a common form of arthritis where swelling and pain develops in the joints. 

This is caused by high uric acid levels in the blood, which causes crystals to form in the body.

These crystals can cause a lot of pain, especially at the base of the big toe. 

In today's video we share with you a list of the worst foods for uric acid, and foods to avoid for gout.

1. Alcoholic Beverages
2. Prawns & Shrimp
3. Anchovies
4. Bacon
5. Turkey
6. Veal
7. Mussels
8. Cod
9. Herring
10. Venison
11. Lobster
12. Crab
13. Oysters
14. Liver
15. Pork 
16. Ham
17. Coffee
18. Peanuts
19. Kidneys
20. Sweetbreads

As you can see, red meat and shellfish contain a high amount of purine, which converts to uric acid in the body and triggers gout pain.

Alcohol intake should be kept to a minimum, as this causes problems for the entire body overall. It also causes the liver to become weak and sluggish.

Low fat and none dairy products are the best foods to enjoy, with plenty fresh fruit and vegetables. 

It also important to drink lots of fluids throughout the day to flush the kidneys and prevent uric acid crystals forming in the first place.

For a list of healthy foods which you can eat for gout, please see our other video.

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