Gouty arthritis diet

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 25, 2013

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Gouty arthritis is caused due to the accumulation of uric acid around the bone area. Thus, care needs to be taken with regard to the diet the patient.

  • The diet must be very low in purine-rich items such as sweetbreads and sardines. This component poses a high risk of inflammation.
  • Also, protein should be reduced in the diet.
  • A balanced amount of vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and manganese must be provided for in the diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as mushrooms, cabbage, citrus fruits, beans can be included in this case.
  • Alcohol is another commodity that threatens the uric acid level in the body. Its consumption must, therefore, be minimised.
  • Water intake is also very helpful in treating this kind of arthritis.

These dietary changes must be accompanied by changes in the lifestyle of the patient, as well as, proper medication taken by the person.



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  • SANTU BISWAS08 Feb 2012

    I have been detected with Uric Acid (7.06) one month back and I am on medicine. What diet should be followed -- please guide me.

  • Tony Phylactou08 Jul 2011

    Post yoI have had gout for years, and tried just about everything without success.I reduced meat to, minimum once a week, stopped alcohol altogether.I was having LOTS of fruit and vegetables and my gout was worsening. Finally I have read something about Excessive fructose increasing uric acid.I experimented reducing my fruit intake to 2 a day, and bingo within days I saw a dramatic improvement.Cherries are the only exception. I eat a lot of them when in season,with no ill effects.ur comme

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