People suffering from problem of gout have high levels of uric acid in the blood, causing uric acid crystals to build up and accumulate around in the joints where they cause pain and swelling. The objective of a gout diet is to get relief from painful swelling (inflammation), and prevent its future attacks.
Diet for Gout may help to drop the level of uric acid in the blood. Gout diet is not a cure, it may lower the risk of recurring painful gout attacks and slows down the progression of joint damage. Following a diet for gout, food consumed should be low in fat, particularly saturated fat.
An effective gout diet constricts the consumption of purines containing foods that break down into uric acid in the body, so strictly limiting consumption of most animal products mainly fatty fish, red meat, shellfish, and organ meats is essential.
The menu for gout diet plan comprises plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products with randomly adding few other foods in your diet and include foods helpful in removing uric acid from the blood more efficiently. The given diet chart is helpful for patients, who are suffering from pain and inflammation, the major symptoms of Gout. So they must follow the chart properly and carefully.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Lemon||Ginger (moderate quantity)|
|All whole pulses and Lentils||Split Moong dal|
|Whole refined flour||Wheat|
|White rice||Brown rice|
|Chick pea (Chana)||Oat meal|
|Kidney beans (Rajmah)||Bengal gram (Moderately)|
|Red meat (Beef, Pork And Lamb)||Lean Meat|
|Fish (Tuna, codfish, salmon)||(Chicken)|
|Seafood (Anchovies, Scallops, Herring, Sardines, Shrimps, Oyster, Mussels, Mackerel, Crabs)||Organ Meats|
|Spices / Herbs|
|White Bread||Low fat dairy products|
|Aerated beverages||Low fat yogurt|
|Candy||Water (At least 1.2l)|
|High fructose-sweetened foods||Butter|
Curry leaves water
After 15 Min - Green tea / Herbal tea
Veg Upma / Veg Dalia / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg Poha / Brown Bread Sandwich / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal with 1 Eggs white portion only
Fruit / Salad / Herbal tea / Green tea / Coconut water
Chapatti / Boiled Rice with Vegetable and Dal
Herbal tea / Green tea / Veg Poha
Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg pulao / Veg Khichri / Vegetable with Dal