Can hot spicy food affect gout?
December 6, 2012 in What Are Purines? Gout Diet Forum
Hot Peppers And Diet For Gout Sufferers
Hello all fellow gout sufferers:
I was just thinking about gout and hot peppers. I just happen to love spicy food, but have been cautious about it much since my gout was diagnosed.
Does anyone know if spicy food is gout-safe?
(I usually prefer to eat raw *really* hot peppers, but I also enjoy a good hot sauce. I’ve learned that raw peppers are strongly anti-inflammatory, but, my concern is if it will trigger flares or prevent them).
Note: my gout is under control now, SUA levels below 6 for months now, allopurinol 300 mg, and most importantly, pain-free since then.
Kind regards. Great site.