Vegetables, fruits, eggs and milk are low in purine. Purine is a substance that occurs naturally in some foods, such as anchovies and organ meats, and contributes to the production of uric acid in the body.Continue Reading
Too much uric acid in the blood can lead to health problems, such as gout and kidney stones. A low-purine diet is therefore recommended for people with gout or kidney stones and patients who have had an organ transplant. A low-purine diet helps to reduce symptoms of gout such as tenderness, redness and pain in the affected areas.
Most fruits and vegetables are safe to eat while on a low-purine diet. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and minerals. However, green vegetables, such as asparagus, spinach, cauliflower and mushrooms, are not acceptable with a low-purine diet.
Milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products are allowed on a low-purine diet. However, low-purine dieters should avoid full-fat dairy products, such as cheese, because they contain high levels of calories. Other protein-rich foods allowed in a low-purine diet include eggs, fish, butter and nuts. Foods rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, rice, potatoes and starchy vegetables, are also included in low-purine diets.Learn more about Nutritional Content