Diet For Gout

Gout is a condition where metabolism of the proteins is disturbed. Due to the disturbance in protein metabolism body start producing the excessive amount of the uric acid, which results in the condition where small joints (big toe joint- first of all) will be effected. This is something like, your mobike or car is producing excessive and extra carbon.
This elimination can be correct by two ways- one is to optimize your fuel and second one is by repairing the system. Here we are giving an idea about the diet- what you should do and what you should avoid if you are suffering with Gout. If you wish to know more about the cure of the gout, Click Here. Remember always that some medicines which can neutralize the Uric Acid from your body cannot be the cure or treatment of the condition. The right treatment of the Gout or associated conditions is to correct the system and to stop the excessive elimination of the Uric Acid from the body.
Diet for Gout is detailed here with some main points like permitted foods for Gout and the foods which you should avoid in case of the Gout along with a sample menu for your consideration, which can tell you how to use the food guidelines in a practical way.
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Permitted food items for Gout

  • Refined cereals and cereal products; cornflakes, white bread, pasta, flour, arrowroot, sago, tapioca and cakes
  • Milk, Milk foods and cheese; eggsAyurvedic Diet for Gout Gout Diet recommendation
  • Lettuce, tomatoes and green vegetables (except all beans, lentils, peas, spinach, oatmeal, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms)
  • Vegetables and cream soups made from vegetables 
  • Sugar and sweets; gelatin
  • Butter, polyunsaturated margarine, and fats of any kind
  • Fruit, nuts, peanut butter
  • Beverages- water, fruit juice, cordials, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee and cocoa may be taken if uric acid in the urine is to be measured by uricase method 

Foods which should be excluded in case of Gout:
The following foods contain purine and are best avoided during an acute attack:

  • Beans, beas, lentils, spinach, oatmeal, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms.
  • Fish, seafood, sardines, herrings, anchovies 
  • Meats, poultry or other flesh; meat extract, gravies, marmite
  • Liver, kidney, heart, sweetbread, brains 
  • Yeast and beer products, beer, alcohol


Western diet

Vegetarian diet


Breakfast cereal
Bread/toast with butter and fat/jam
Tea or coffee

Breakfast cereal
Toast or khakhra with low fat spread/ghee
Tea or coffee


Tea or coffee

Tea or coffee
Cream crackers


Shepherd’s pie with gravy
Parsley potatoes
Sliced green beans or pudding
Bread and butter

Vegetable chilli con corne
Peas and potato curry
Rice and dal


Tea or coffee
Carrot cake

Tea or coffee


Smoked haddock with eggs sauce
Croquette potatoes
Shredded cabbage
Tripca pudding
Tomato and cucumber salad

Cheese and tomato sandwich
Vegetable pulao
Baked apple