Tips for Maintenance of Gout

1.) Maintain adequate fluid intake.
Keep your weight under control. Obesity has been linked to Gout.
3.) Maintain normal blood pressure.
4.) Medications can help control pain and inflammation of a gout attack and help prevent future attacks by eliminating excess uric acid or affecting the production of excess uric acid.
5.) Dietary changes can help prevent gout attacks. Completely stop purine-rich diet. Reduce alcohol consumption to negligible.

Purine Content of the Food

High purine foods(Avoid Completely)

1.) Non-vegetarian foods and seafood
2.) Yeast taken in form of supplement

Moderately High purine foods (Avoid)

1.)  Egg (not for heart patients)
2.) Dried beans
3.) Peas
4.) Lentils
5.) Asparagus
6.) Mushroom
7.) Spinach
8.) Cauliflower
9.) Green peas
10.) Oats and oatmeal
11.) Wheat germ and bran
12.) Whole grain bread and cereal

Low purine foods and beverages (consume in plenty)

1.) All vegetables not in the list of moderately high purine food like all the gourds e.g. Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Tinda etc., ladies finger, green leafy vegetables, parwal, baingan, capsicum, tomato, potato etc.
2.) Refined cereal and cereal products like bread, chapattis, rice, rice flakes, corn flakes, puffed rice, noodles and pasta.
3.) Fruits and juices, soda, tea, coffee.
4.) Soups made without meat extract or broth.
5.) Skimmed milk (limit to 500ml or 200ml per day for heart patients)