10 Gout Foods to Avoid
If you have gout you have to be watching your diet. Certain foods contains higher concentrations of purine, which when metabolized by your body becomes uric acid. Higher levels of uric acid in your body triggers gout. There is a direct linkage between the foods you eat and your next gout attack.
Below is a list of the top 10 food items you should avoid if you have gout.
Number one on the list is Fructose. Fructose is probably the most sinister contributor to Gout as it is found in soft drinks and juice beverages everywhere. Studies show that those who drank 5-6 soft drinks a week had a 29% higher chance of developing gout and those that drank 2 or more soft drinks a day had a 85% chance of developing the disease. A lot of American diets contain excessive amounts of fructose these days and it is found to be linked to dozens of other diseases more deadly than Gout. Stay off!