What Are Purines?

Gout Diet Discussions: What Are Purines?

GoutPal’s gout diet pages show you how to choose the best food and drink to suit your gout treatment plan. You can make dietary choices to help that plan. I explain food and drink as gout treatment in my Gout Remedy guidelines. If you are unsure what to eat, or what to avoid, this forum can help you.

Gout is not an eating disorder, and dietary issues are often overrated, but gout patients still have to eat. I believe your gout diet should help your gout treatment plan, not hinder it. That means that reviewing your diet to suit your treatment plan can help you on your journey to gout freedom. However, trying to change your diet without a gout treatment plan is a waste of time.

Please remember that this forum is about Gout Diet (food, drink, exercise or other lifestyle issues), so please see the gout forum description. There are other forums to discuss other aspects of gout, and if you are not sure, please see the Using GoutPal forum. There is a full list of forums in the menu near the top of each page.

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 What Are Purines? (1 comments)
Till now i have only heard that meat, alcohol and some of the vegetables like cauliflower, beans, lentils contains more purines so persons with gaut need to avoid them for reducing the uric acid level. [...]
Sat 12 Jan 13 - 04:24
 Flaxseed Oil and Gout (3 comments)
I have taken 2 Tbsp of ground flaxseeds daily religiously (even though I don’t believe in the figment of imagination of a god) for about eight years, and I for one, can definitely state that it has done NOTHING for me during the worst time of my 28 year gout history in 2008 through 2010. So why a [...]
Sat 29 Dec 12 - 08:04
 Do You Know Any Gout Foods? (1 comments)
In the old forum, Katie, concerned about her Mom, asked: Are gluten free foods okay for a person with advanced stage of gout? I carefully watch her diet avoiding those "bad gout" foods. I was hoping to find some alternate cereals and breads just to offer some variety from rice and white flour. [...]
Tue 6 Nov 12 - 09:06
 Diet For Gout And Weight Loss (8 comments)
That was a nice diet for gout and weight loss report. I have cut out purines, but now I realize I need to control my weight. I will study the information in your gout diet pages Thanks, hc gouty. [...]
HC Gouty
Wed 24 Oct 12 - 02:05
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Thank you for your question, as it has prompted me to improve this page, and link to Sensible Gout Diet Restrictions (An overview of the way food affects gout. How gout diet restrictions are only sensible in the right context.) To be safe, we set 5mg/dL (0.30mmol/L) as the safe upper limit for ur [...]
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Marlene Laudermilk
Fri 4 Nov 11 - 01:59

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One thought on “What Are Purines?

  1. Till now i have only heard that meat, alcohol and some of the vegetables like cauliflower, beans, lentils contains more purines so persons with gaut need to avoid them for reducing the uric acid level.

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