Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Diet for Gout

For people with uric acid, dietary pattern to be followed is to provide calories your body needs. While carbohydrates should be from complex carbohydrate like rice, cassava, sweet potatoes and bread. Avoid simple carbohydrates such as sugar, syrup or candy. Fructose in a simple carbohydrate can increase serum uric acid levels.

Patients with uric acid to low protein diet because the protein can increase uric acid, especially animal protein. Given 50-70 g of protein per day. Meanwhile, the recommended protein source is a source of vegetable protein and protein derived from milk, cheese and eggs.

It is highly recommended to limit consumption of fat. Fat may inhibit excretion of uric acid through the urine. Limit fried foods, use of margarine, butter and coconut milk. Threshold be consumed fat is 15% of total calories / day.

And also advised to drink plenty of water, at least 2.5-liter / day. High fluid intake can help remove uric acid through the urine. Like an alcohol, tape and Brem food should be shunned. Foodstuffs contain alcohol can increase the lactic acid plasma, which acid can inhibit the expenditure of uric acid in the body through urine.

There are three types of foods for gout diet, namely high food purine food, medium purine food content and low purine food content.

  • High purine (150-1000 mg/100 g food)
    Anchovy, brains, intestinal meat, meat geese, pigeons, fish eggs, broth, sardine, alcohol, yeast and preserved foods
  • Medium (50-100 mg/100 g food)
    Raw food should be limited to 50 g / day. Sword fish, mackerel, bawal fish, beef, chicken, shellfish, gurameh fish, asparagus, beans, mushrooms, spinach, cauliflower, green beans, peas, tofu, tempe.
  • Low purine (0-100 mg/100 g food)
    Rice, bread, macaroni, noodles, crackers, milk, cheese, eggs, vegetables and fruits except durian and avocado.

So for the colleagues whose have the similar problem immediately go to the doctor and soon change your diet.

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