Coffee Might Lower Risk for Gout

Coffee Might Lower Risk for GoutCoffee has already been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent review published in Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism now suggests that moderate coffee consumption could also lower the risk for gout.

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Purine-Rich Foods to Avoid With Gout

AnchoviesGout is an extremely painful condition that can sometimes affect the big toe joint in your foot.  It is caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in your joints.  Foods that are high in purine have been associated with increasing the amount of uric acid in your body.  A diet that limits your intake of certain purine-rich foods can help decrease your risk for gout attacks.  Studies have shown that vegetables high in purines do not increase the risk of gout.  If you have a history of gout, here is a list of purine-rich foods to avoid.

Purine-Rich Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Organ Meats
    • Kidney, liver, sweetbreads
  • Seafood
    • Anchovies, haddock, herring, mackerel, mussels, sardines, scallops, trout, tuna
  • Meats
    • Bacon, turkey, veal
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Eating Cherries May Decrease Gout

Cherries and GoutEating cherries or drinking cherry juice may be a healthy, non-pharmacological way to decrease gout attacks.

Read more about this research.

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