Because gout is an inflammatory condition caused by elevated blood levels of uric acid, dietary management includes limiting high-purine foods that tend to increase uric acid levels. However, research has shown that unlike high-purine animal foods like organ meats and most seafood, vegetables high in purines do not raise uric acid levels, so they can be included in your diet regularly.
Here is a list of lower-carb foods that are also gout-friendly:
- Non-starchy vegetables, including high-purine types like asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, and spinach
- Berries, melon (up to 2 one-cup servings per day)
- Salmon, chicken, turkey, beef, and pork (4-6 ounces per day)
- Cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt
- Nuts and seeds
Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.
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