What you can not eat with gouty arthritis?
Dietitians compiled an impressive list of products that should be avoided in every possible way in the presence of gouty arthritis. This list includes: red meat (especially veal and game); all meat by-products; fats of animal origin; beans (beans, ripe peas, lentils); mushrooms, asparagus, sorrel, Brussels and cauliflower cabbage, spinach.
What else can not eat with gouty arthritis? You can not eat meat broths and sauces, bacon and lard, fat marine and river fish, canned fish (especially herring, sardines, tuna and sprats in oil), seafood and crustaceans, yeast bread and buns. Absolutely contraindicated alcohol, including beer, as well as non-alcoholic sweet drinks.
As for poultry, especially chicken, which is considered a dietary product. If 100 grams of chicken contain 125 mg of purine bases, then in the same amount of turkeys - twice less. However, in the process of cooking any meat, almost half of the purines are in the broth.
To "purine" also include cauliflower. But if 45 mg of uric acid is formed when digesting 100 g of cauliflower, the same amount of recommended buckwheat is 145 mg. Studies conducted by American nutritionists have shown that vegetables with high purine content do not increase the risk of exacerbation of gouty arthritis. Therefore, simply recommend limiting in your diet vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, peas, beans, cauliflower, as well as mushrooms. The organic acids contained in them help to move the acid-alkaline balance of the organism to the alkaline side.
What can you eat with gouty arthritis?
The best variant of a diet at a gouty arthritis - the vegetarian food. These are various fresh vegetables, fruits and berries; whole-grain cereals; low-fat dairy products (cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt); chicken eggs (in limited quantities), pasta, potatoes, nuts, vegetable oil.
In general, you can eat anything with gouty arthritis that does not contain a lot of nitrogenous compounds. And if a person can not eat meat and fish - they need to be cooked, while it is not recommended to eat this food more than three times a week at a maximum daily amount of 150-170 g.
Sufficient fluid intake - one and a half to two liters a day (if the heart and kidneys are normal) is one of the most important conditions for treating gouty arthritis with a diet.
To alkalize the blood, it is necessary to use potatoes cooked in the skin; fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, watermelons and melons, citrus and various leafy greens; onions and garlic, dishes from courgettes, eggplant and pumpkin; natural fruit juices and green tea.
A condition closely related to a high level of uric acid is known as a metabolic syndrome, and includes insulin resistance, general obesity, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Therefore, the diet for gouty arthritis should be low-fat and energy-balanced (within 2300-2500 kcal), only then its compliance will help to gradually reduce body weight. That's why even from the dietitians allowed sweets to be abandoned, replacing them with fruits and berries.