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What is a diet for gout?

Dec 9, 2016

Gout is caused by crystal-like deposits in your joints. The classic sign of gout is pain in the joint of the big toe. Gout happens when your body is unable to process purine-rich foods. Sufferers are recommended to go easy on red meat, meat extracts, organ meats, shellfishes, fava beans, asparagus, peas, mushrooms and cauliflower.

Plenty of leafy green vegetables and foods rich in vitamin C, such as bell peppers, citrus fruits, etc. are also recommended. Sufferers are also advised to drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins from the system.

Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a traditional acupressure therapist and health counselor. He is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.