A list of uric acid forming foods to avoid.
Uric acid is a waste product made in the body when we eat certain foods. The problem is that high uric acid levels can lead to gout attacks, painful swollen joints and many more problems. Uric acid can also cause painful crystals to form in the joints such as the big toe or knees. If you suffer from this problem, then you need to cut down on certain foods for a while so that your kidneys may filter out the uric acid. Let’s take a look at some of the worst foods for uric acid, and foods to avoid for gout.
3. Soda Drinks
5. Prawns & Shrimp
10. Mussels (Clams)
21. Dried Fruit (Apricots, Sultanas, dates, figs, raisins)
As you can see, red meat and shellfish are some of the word foods for uric acid, along with high fructose fruits and alcohol. Many of these contain high purines which are converted to uric acid in the body. Alcohol intake should be kept to a minimum, as this causes problems for the entire body especially the kidneys. It also causes the liver to become weak and sluggish.