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Is Tomato Sauce Ok To Eat For Gout Sufferers?

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Gout is a common type of arthritis which is caused and worsened by various food types. Gout has symptoms including:
  • Inflamed joints
  • Reddened joints
  • Sudden hits of pain
  • A lack of ability to move joints, or stiffened joints
The condition is essentially caused by Hyperuricemia, an abnormally high acid level in the blood. These days, the development of medication has reduced the dependency on diet changes to lower the effects of gout. That said, 12% of gout is however thought to be caused by foods.

One of the main causes of gout is alcohol. If you suffer gout you should do your best to avoid alcohol intake.

Foods such as tomatoes are not bad for gout. Tomatoes are one of the food types that contain the lowest levels of purines and proteins, the two main causes of gout. Tomato juice however can sometimes trigger a bout due to the additional components in it and the acid in the ketchup may have a tendency to do similar. This should not cause a severe attack with the gout however, due to the low levels and amount consumed.

Foods that are high in purines include:
  • Fish
  • Mushrooms
  • Neck sweet bread
  • Soya bean
  • Beef
  • Caviar
  • Chicken skin
  • Lamb
  • Lentil
  • Kidney
  • Goose
  • Pork belly
Foods that are low in purines include:
  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Oats
  • Nuts
  • Onion
  • Beetroot
  • Asparagus
  • Black pudding
  • Tomato
  • Yogurt
Foods high in proteins include:
  • Fish, especially tuna fish
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Beans
  • Nuts including peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds
  • Eggs
  • Hard cheeses
  • milk
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Karl Sagan answered

Hello! So, I was surprised because I didn't know that people with goat need a special diet. One of my best friends is suffering from this disease but he eats everything. Recently we have chosen the best gas grills under 200 here and he was active. I mean he was planning to eat those junk food with us. Maybe he is a bad guy, but he was able to do it without any diet. Nevertheless, thank you information to the previous commentator.

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