What Diet Is Recommended For High Uric Acid?
Q: My 58 years old husband has high homocystine levels and the uric acid is 6.9 and blood pressure is 130/90 mmHg. He takes Tozzar 50 and Metilda plus. Please suggest which fruits and vegetables he should avoid and which oil is safe for him? A:Purines are organic compounds, which create uric acid [photo gallery] on breakdown in the body. While your body needs uric acid for blood vessel health and other processes, a buildup of excess uric acid can lead to gout, diabetes and even cardiovascular disease. Purines consumed in the diet account for about 50 percent of the uric acid produced in the body. Therefore, avoiding foods high in purines or following a modified purine diet may help improve uric acid levels. General guidelines are - Restrict meat/fish/poultry intake Avoid alcohol and processed foods Lose weight if overweight Exercise regularly Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables Restrict foods high in purines - Organ meats such as liver, kidney, heart Selected fish and shellfish Meat & yeast extracts brewers and bakers yeast Meat soups & stock cubes Recommended foods to eat - Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue berries Bananas Continue reading >>