are organic compounds, which create uric acid on breakdown in the body.
While your body needs uric acid for blood vessel health and other
processes, a buildup of excess uric acid can lead to gout, diabetes and
even cardiovascular disease. Purines consumed in the diet account for
about 50 percent of the uric acid produced in the body. Therefore,
avoiding foods high in purines or following a modified purine diet may
help improve uric acid levels.
@General guidelines are - Restrict meat/fish/poultry intake Avoid alcohol and processed foods Lose weight if overweight Exercise regularly Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables
@Restrict foods high in purines - Organ meats such as liver, kidney, heart Selected fish and shellfish Meat & yeast extracts brewers and bakers yeast Meat soups & stock cubes
@Recommended foods to eat - Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue berries Bananas Celery Tomatoes Vegetables including cabbage and parsley Foods high in bromelain (pineapple) Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes) Low-fat dairy products Complex carbohydrates (breads, cereals) Chocolate, cocoa Coffee, tea.....