Gout-friendly Recipes

Basics

Overview

Gout is no longer a disease of rich monarchs who overindulge in fatty meats and wine, but a health problem that can affect anyone. Foods rich in purines can raise blood levels of uric acid. Deposits of urate can form crystals in the joints, resulting in gout’s miserable inflammation and pain.

Males, and people living with kidney problems, obesity, high blood pressure and high levels of fat in the blood are especially at risk.

In addition to medication, regular exercise, weight loss, adequate hydration and avoiding alcohol, meal planning with the right recipes can reduce levels of uric acid in the body – and the resulting painful crystal formation.

From hors-d’oeuvres to desserts, smoothies, muffins, soups, pizza, wraps, sandwiches and seafood recipes, healthy, low-purine foods can help people with gout avoid flare-ups while enjoying dishes delicious enough for royalty.