Purine rich foods can be delicious, but a nightmare to people with gout. I know some of my favorite foods are high in purines. Do I eliminate them from my diet because I suffer from gout? In a word, no! I do manage them though. I look at my meals and overall food intake for the day and keep my total intake of purines to a point my body can tolerate without bringing on a gout attack.

If I am craving a particular food item that is high in purines, I surely don’t deprive myself of it. I usually will have a small portion of it and eat other foods that are not high in purines with it. If you are craving steak, but your normal 16 oz portion causes a gout attack, try eating a 8 oz portion along with vegetables. Or maybe even a 4 oz portion. It’s all about finding how much purines your body can handle without causing a gout attack.

Here are some common food examples that are high in purines that need to be managed in your diet.

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Steak
  • Liver
  • Fish
  • Dried Beans
  • Sunflower seeds

Some people can seem to manage eating one food that is high in purines but not another. I’m not sure why this is. I have researched this to death and can’t find a logical answer for it. One thought on this I have, is it has to do with what they eat with different high purine foods. I’ll report more on this as I continue researching it.

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