High levels of uric acid in the body can potentially increase the risk of getting gout or kidney stones
What is Uric Acid?
Uric acid is a waste product from the break down of purine, a substance that is made within our body and found in many of the foods we eat.
What happens if there is too much uric acid in the body?
It is excreted through our urine, but when too much uric acid builds up it can cause attacks of painful arthritis (gout) especially in toes and fingers. It can also result in kidney stones and blockage in the kidney.
DIETARY INTAKE OF PURINE
Certain foods trigger high levels of uric acid in your body. Cut down on purine-rich foods such as organ meat, goose, duck, anchovies, mackerel, scallops and mussels. Also moderate purine-rich vegetable such as asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, mushroom and green peas. Another agitator is the over-consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks or alcohol, especially beer.
Indulging too much in these foods will cause urine to become acidic and lead to high uric acid in the blood - hyperuricemia. Eventually, the uric acid will crystallize in joints and tissues, triggering off a gout attack if the uric acid is not reduced.
Those with high uric acid should avoid the following foods that have high purine levels: organ meat, dried mushrooms, sardines in oil, anchovies and duck.
Drink 8 glasses
Avoid soft drinks
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