Feeding for gouty arthritis, also popularly referred to as ‘gout’, helps to decrease Uric acid, pain and consists of reducing the intake of some protein-rich foods, such as some meats and shellfish, and increasing water consumption.
These foods are rich in purines, nutrients that when they are in excess in the blood can end up accumulating in places like ankle, heel and knee, causing inflammation and pain.
Forbidden foods for gout
The forbidden foods during the gout crisis are:
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Soft drinks and sugary drinks;
- Goose meat, heart of chicken, kidneys, chicken and broths of cubed meat;
- Red meat in excess;
- Foods rich in fructose, such as
- Seafood, fish, anchovies, herring, mussels, mackerel, sardines, scallops;
- Products industrialized with some ingredient that has fructose, such as soft drinks, canned or powdered juice, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, industrialized sauces, caramel, artificial honey, chocolates, cakes, puddings, fast food, some types of bread, sausage Ham.
When the patient is not in gout crisis these foods are not banned, but should be controlled to avoid the onset of crisis, so they should be consumed in moderation, preferably according to the guidelines of a nutritionist.
What to eat in case of gout
In case of gout it is essential to drink a lot of water, 2 to 3 liters of water per day, to increase the production of urine and the elimination of uric acid from the blood, besides eating foods such as:
- Cress, beet, celery, peppers, pumpkin, onion, cucumber, parsley, garlic;
- Apple, orange, watermelon, passion fruit, strawberry, melon;
- Milk and derivatives.
These foods will facilitate the elimination of uric acid that is in excess in the blood through the urine. In addition, one can also use flaxseed and chia seeds that are natural anti-inflammatory drugs to help decrease pain. A good way to use these seeds is to add to the juices with diuretic fruits or yogurt.
Diet Menu for Gout
In addition to being careful with food, it is also often necessary to lose weight because excess weight causes hormonal changes in the body that end up decreasing the elimination of uric acid through the urine.
|Meal||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Breakfast||strawberry vitamin with 1 slice of whole wheat bread and cheese||1 glass of milk + egg sandwich||orange juice + 2 scrambled eggs with cheese, tomato and oregano|
|Morning snack||10 grapes||1 crushed banana + 1 teaspoon of chia||1 yogurt + 1 teaspoon flaxseed|
|Lunch dinner||chicken breast in tomato sauce + rice and salad||pasta with ground beef + green leafy salad and corn||palmito pie and shredded chicken + sautéed vegetables|
|Afternoon snack||1 natural yogurt with 1 tablespoon of oatmeal||avocado vitamin||1 roasted banana with 1 teaspoon of chia + 1 slice of roasted cheese|