Diet For Gout

Diet for gout

Gout is a condition where the metabolism of proteins is disturbed. Due to the disturbance in protein metabolism body start producing an excessive amount of uric acid, which results in the condition where small joints (big toe joint- first of all) will be affected. This is something like, your mobile or car is producing excessive and extra carbon.

This elimination can be correct by two ways- one is to optimize your fuel and the second one is by repairing the system. Here we are giving an idea about the diet- what you should do and what you should avoid if you are suffering with Gout. Remember always that some medicines which can neutralize the Uric Acid from your body cannot be the cure or treatment of the condition. The right treatment of the Gout or associated conditions is to correct the system and to stop the excessive elimination of Uric Acid from the body.

Diet for Gout is detailed here with some main points like permitted foods for Gout and the foods which you should avoid in case of Gout along with a sample menu for your consideration, which can tell you how to use the food guidelines in a practical way.
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Permitted food items for Gout

  • Refined cereals and cereal products; cornflakes, white bread, pasta, flour, arrowroot, sago, tapioca and cakes
  • Milk, Milk foods and cheese; eggs
  • Lettuce, tomatoes and green vegetables (except all beans, lentils, peas, spinach, oatmeal, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms)
  • Vegetables and cream soups made from vegetables 
  • Sugar and sweets; gelatin
  • Butter, polyunsaturated margarine, and fats of any kind
  • Fruit, nuts, peanut butter
  • Beverages- water, fruit juice, cordials, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee and cocoa may be taken if uric acid in the urine is to be measured by uricase method 

Foods which should be excluded in case of Gout:

The following foods contain purine and are best avoided during an acute attack:

  • Beans, beas, lentils, spinach, oatmeal, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms.
  • Fish, seafood, sardines, herrings, anchovies 
  • Meats, poultry or other flesh; meat extract, gravies, marmite
  • Liver, kidney, heart, sweetbread, brains 
  • Yeast and beer products, beer, alcohol


Western diet Vegetarian diet
Breakfast cereal
Bread/toast with butter and fat/jam
Tea or coffee
Breakfast cereal
Toast or khakhra with low fat spread/ghee
Tea or coffee
Tea or coffee
Tea or coffee
Cream crackers
Shepherd’s pie with gravy
Parsley potatoes
Sliced green beans or pudding
Bread and butter
Vegetable chilli con corne
Peas and potato curry
Rice and dal
Tea or coffee
Carrot cake
Tea or coffee
Smoked haddock with eggs sauce
Croquette potatoes
Shredded cabbage
Tripca pudding
Tomato and cucumber salad
Cheese and tomato sandwich
Vegetable pulao
Baked apple


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