The key points to takeaway from the video are:-
- Avoiding ALL purine-rich foods is difficult to do over the long term.
- By focusing too much on this avoidance folks can tend to eat too much refined carbohydrates, sugar, and unhealthy fats.
- Avoiding all purine-rich food means that such diets can be deficient in healthy nutrients.
- Dr. Choi recommends a healthy balanced diet, low in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats.
- He also recommends an exercise regimen for patients who are overweight (common among gout victims) as well as reducing calorie intake.
- This means eating plenty fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins such as in eggs, poultry and nuts.
- Drink lots of water to stay hydrated, but not alcohol or sugary drinks as these will increase your gout risk.
- Another no-no is red meat which can drastically increase uric acid and therefore your risk of a gout attack.
- Instead of red meat consume healthy proteins.
- Fish is a healthy protein source but, unfortunately, can have high purine content. So strike a healthy balance by eating fish in moderation.
I’ve had recurring gout most of my adult life but haven’t had a gout attack for 11+ years now. Whether this is your first gout attack, or you’ve had multiple flare-ups, the content on here will, hopefully, set you on the road to being gout-free too.