||Foods To Eat
|Since fruits can be high in sugars it’s important to consume them in moderation. Enjoy fruits as snacks during the day or add a fun twist to your salads and meals by topping your dishes off with sliced fruit. The daily recommended amount of fruit per day is approximately 2 cups for adults.
Fresh Green Beans
|Vegetables are excellent sources of fiber, protein, carbs and essential nutrients. They can easily be added to your meals as side dishes or toppings. Some vegetables contain moderate purine levels, however eating too much purines can easily be avoided by moderating your vegetable consumption. The daily recommended amount of vegetables per day is approximately 2-3 cups for adults.
|Meats & Eggs
|Opt for fresh and organic meat – specifically those that are grass-fed or antibiotic and hormones. Purines are very abundant in protein sources, however you can avoid elevating your purine levels by moderating the amount of meat you consume a day. On average, an adult should consume about 5 -6 ounces of meat a day.
|It’s best to consume wild caught fish. Farmed fish are raised with antibiotics and hormones and are also exposed to parasites and bacteria that wild fish would otherwise not encounter. Some fish can have moderate amounts of purines, but of course this can be avoided by consuming fish in moderate amounts.
|Nuts & Seeds
|BNuts are a healthy source of protein that contain essential nutrients and vitamins that can help lower uric acid levels and reduce inflammation. Because nuts have high fat content, they should be consumed in moderation as snacks or as garnish to your favorite meals.
|These grains have a high fiber content that aids in a healthy digestive system that moves and eliminates waste products from your body.
|Cheeses are typically low in purine content, however because they can be fatty, can contribute to weight gain. They should be consumed in moderation. Yogurt is a good way to introduce active cultures to your digestives system to provide digestive support.
|Herbs & Spices
|Herbs and spices have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also excellent flavor agents that can help liven up your meals.
Red Palm Oil
|Use cold pressed oils when possible. These oils are optimal for cooking and as bases for your salad dressings.
||Apple Cider Vinegar|
|Some seasonings can help in lowering uric acid levels, like Apple Cider Vinegar. Turmeric and Ginger also play an excellent role in providing anti-inflammatory relief.
Tea (Green, Oolong, Ginger, Chamomile, Lavender, Passionflower, White)
|Water should be consumed throughout the day to help avoid dehydration. Certain teas provide anti-inflammatory activities to help relieve pain from gout attacks.
Brown rice syrup
Monk fruit extract
|Sweetener alternatives are a great option when trying to avoid weight gain or raising blood sugar levels.