A good diet for gout patients is low in purines, which break down into uric acid when digested, states the Mayo Clinic. Uric acid can build up in the blood, forming the painful crystals that cause gout. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Gout patients should avoid any foods that have high levels of purine, as these foods may lead to gout flare-ups, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Foods that are rich in purine include all types of alcoholic beverag... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Gout patients should eat a diet rich in produce, cereals and breads with processed grains, butter, buttermilk, eggs, cheese, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, and low-fat dairy products. These foods are all low in purin... More » Health Nutrition & Diets
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People with gout should follow a low-purine diet, as this disease is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid from the breakdown of purines. A low-purine diet can help treat and prevent future gout attacks. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Following a specialized diet to control and minimize gout attacks includes limiting foods high in uric acid, according to Mayo Clinic. For example, patients with gout should avoid alcohol, foods with high amounts of satu... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Vegetables that are high in purines do not increase uric acid and make gout worse, according to the Arthritis Foundation. While doctors once told gout patients to avoid vegetables such as mushrooms, asparagus and spinach... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Foods low in purines, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, are good for gout sufferers, as purines contribute to the buildup of uric acid that causes gout symptoms. Fatty meat, fatty fish, organ meats, and fatty sea... More » Health Nutrition & Diets