Dietary changes to reduce severity and frequency of gout flares
- Foods to limit or avoid
- Beer and alcohol
- Seafood and shellfish
- Organ meats (tongue, liver, brain, sweet breads and kidney)
- Red meat (beef, pork)
- High sugar beverages (soda, juice, sweetened iced tea and lemonade, sweetened coffee beverages etc.)
- Increase consumption of the following foods if no allergies
- High vitamin C content foods like citrus fruits, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, strawberries, kiwi fruit etc.
It is important to reduce body mass and overall weight to healthy levels. Overweight and obese patients have a higher risk of having gout attacks. You can help reduce your gout flares by incorporating strategies like exercise and diet to achieve your weight loss goals
Stay well hydrated
Drink at least 2 litres (8 cups) of plain water each day. Staying properly hydrated is important to help your body process and eliminate waste products including excess uric acid.