16th October 2019


What not to eat when uric acid is high?

Tips for increased uric acid levels and gout
  • Watch your weight.
  • Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day.
  • Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily.
  • Keep an eye on the purine content of food.
  • Eat no more than 100g of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day.

In respect to this, is canned tuna high in uric acid?

It is crucial for the gout sufferers to limit or eliminate the intake of seafood that contains high amounts of purines such as lobster, sardines, shrimp, mussels, mackerel and tuna. Tuna contains moderately high amount of purines. It is found that canned species of tuna are relatively safe.

What vegetables are high in uric acid?

High-Purine Foods Include:
  • Alcoholic beverages (all types)
  • Some fish, seafood and shellfish, including anchovies, sardines, herring, mussels, codfish, scallops, trout and haddock.
  • Some meats, such as bacon, turkey, veal, venison and organ meats like liver.
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