Gout triggers: 5 foods that increase the risk of uric acid

Updated on:28 October 2022, 18:15pm IST

Uric acid is the chemical created when body breaks down purines, substances normally found in your body and drinks. Here are some foods that contain high content of purines you should avoid.

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Sugary drinks: Soft drinks with added sugar have high fructose content, which may considerably increase uric acid levels and gout risk. A study in Seminars in Nephrology found a li nk between sweet-sweetened drinks and an increased risk of gout. Gout occurs when there's too much uric acid in the body. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

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Alcohol: When your body breaks down purines, it forms uric acid. Alcohol is a source of purine, which can increase the risk of uric acid. But not all alcohol is the same, some have low purine content in them. Studies have found that beer contains the highest purine content. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

Meat increases uric acid 3/6

Meat: Red meat and organ meat can also up the risk of uric acid. Both organ and red meat are high in purines and can increase the risk of uric acid and spur a gout attack. It is be st to avoid these foods to keep your gout health in check. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

Seafood increases uric acid 4/6

Seafood: Not all, but certain seafood are rich in purine. For instance, cold fish such as tuna, salmon and trout are some of the cold water fishes you should avoid. They are high i n purines and can raise uric acid levels. If you can't avoid them, eat them in moderation to avoid a gout attack risk. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

Vegetables increase uric acid 5/6

Certain vegetables: Cauliflower, spinach and mushrooms are some vegetables that can increase the risk of uric acid. While they might not increase uric acid as much as the foods men tioned above, they still play a role. So, it is better to eat in moderation. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

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Have these instead!: Numerous dietary varieties can offer some defence against gout attacks. Foods rich in vitamin C, low-fat dairy, and plant oils can lower the risk of developing gout. Some studies have found that eating a diet rich in veggies can clear purine and promote gout health. However, consult your doctor if you notice any symptoms of uric acid! Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More