GOUT? People with high uric acid, it must be careful about food. Diet  for gout patients must meet the following requirements:

Diet for Gout Patients

Purine Restrictions

If there has been a swelling of the joints that impaired uric acid should do the purine-free diet. But because almost all foods containing protein sources nucleoprotein then this is almost impossible. So the thing to do is to limit the intake of purine-purine to 100-150 mg per day (normal diet usually contains 600-1000 mg purine per day).

Calorie needs

Total caloric intake should be adjusted to the needs of the body based on height and weight. Patients with uric acid disorders who are overweight, weight should be reduced with due regard to the amount of consumption of calories. Intake of too few calories can also increase uric acid levels due to ketone bodies that will reduce spending uric acid in the urine.

High Carbohydrate

Complex carbohydrates such as rice, cassava, and sweet bread is best eaten by people with disorders of uric acid because it will increase spending uric acid in the urine. This complex carbohydrate intake should not be less than 100 grams per day. Simple carbohydrates such as fructose type of sugar, candy, cotton candy, cotton candy, and syrup should be avoided as fructose would increase uric acid levels in the blood.

Low Protein

Protein is mainly derived from animals may increase levels of uric acid in the blood. Source of animal protein foods containing high amounts, such as liver, kidney, brain, lung and spleen. The recommended protein intake for people with disorders of uric acid is 50-70 g / day or 0.8 to 1 g / kg body weight / day. Suggested sources of protein is vegetable protein derived from milk, cheese and eggs.

Low Fat

Fat can inhibit the excretion of uric acid in the urine. Fat can inhibit the excretion of uric acid in the urine. Fried foods, high coconut milk and margarine and butter should be avoided. Fat consumption should be as much as 15 percent of total calories.

High Fluid

High fluid intake may help to remove uric acid in the urine. Therefore, you are advised to spend drinking at least 2.5 liters or 10 glasses a day. Drinking water can be cooking water, tea, or coffee. Aside from the drinks, the fluid can be obtained from fresh fruits that contain lots of water. Fruits recommended are watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, sweet star fruit and guava. Besides these fruits, other fruits also may be consumed because fruit is very low in purines. Fruits that should be avoided is the avocado and durian, because they have a high fat content.

Say No To Alcohol

Based on the research it is known that uric acid levels those who consume more alcohol will be higher than those who did not consume alcohol. This is because alcohol increases plasma lactic acid. Lactic acid will inhibit spending uric acid from the body.

Say No To Alcohol - Diet For Gout Patients

Say No To Alcohol – Diet For Gout Patients

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