Foods & Drinks To Avoid When You Have High Uric Acid Levels

Spinach Lowers Uric Acid

There are many things that can trigger high uric acid levels, but did you know that your diet could be one of them?

Research tells us that certain foods and drinks can actually make your symptoms worse, but how do you know what to stay away from?

When managing your diet to improve your symptoms, it's important to think about the purine compounds of various foods and drinks. Purine compounds contribute to uric acid levels and can have a big impact on your symptoms.

That being said, it is impossible to completely remove purine compounds from your diet, but you can do your best to limit them. Below we’ve broken down a list of high-purine foods and drinks along with a list of low-purine foods and drinks.

Here are some of the high-purine foods that can trigger worse symptoms:

  1. Alcohol

    This includes ALL types of alcohol, but especially any form of beer, as beer contains a large amount of purines and has been strongly associated with flare ups.

  2. Fish

    Not all fish are created equal when it comes to purine levels, but it’s important to be aware of. Types of fish like shellfish, anchovies, mussels, trout and codfish have been known to pack higher levels of purines than other fish like salmon.

  3. Meat

    Since purines are traditionally found in high protein foods, it seems natural that they would be found in meat. As with fish, there are some meats that are higher in purines than others. Bacon, veal and organ meats like liver are going to carry higher levels of purine than other meats such as pork.

Now here are some great alternatives that pack a lower-purine level:

  1. Spinach

    As a leafy green, spinach provides various nutrients that your body needs along with maintaining lower-purine levels. This makes spinach a good go-to food when you’re looking for a quick, but nutritious substitute over dried peas or beans.

  2. Eggs

    Surprisingly enough, eggs are packed with protein, but they are not packed with high levels of purine. If you’re looking for protein replacement or you’re just a breakfast person, eggs may be the perfect diet substitute for you…just make sure you leave off the side of bacon.

  3. Yogurt

    Another high-protein, low-purine level food is yogurt. Because of the live cultures that also live within yogurt, it makes it an excellent probiotic, which some studies suggest can actually improve your symptoms.

Well there you have it. In addition to eating right, there are many other ways to treat and remedy your symptoms. An obvious favorite is Lifetones, the all-natural, uric acid support. Lifetones works to minimize inflammation as well as break down the uric acid crystals in your body, reducing painful symptoms and side effects from high uric acid levels in the body.

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