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Gout-friendly food sources

Foods that contain low levels of purine makes for a gout-friendly diet.

White bread, pasta and noodles

Refined carbohydrates are safe to eat for gout sufferers because they have a low purine content. But too much consumption of refined carbohydrates can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar and increase one’s risk of developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Whole grain breads and whole grain pasta are healthier than refined carbohydrates, but since they contain moderate amounts of purine, they should be eaten occasionally.

Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)

Low-fat milk and low-fat yogurt are excellent foods for gout sufferers because of their low purine content and ability to lower gout risk.

Vegetables

Eat plenty of vegetables such as kailan, cabbage, squash, red bell pepper, beetroot, but limit the intake of vegetables with moderate purine content such as asparagus, spinach, cauliflower and mushrooms.

Fruits

Eat fruits high in vitamin C such as oranges, tangerines, papaya and cherries. Apples, pears, pineapples, avocados are low-purine fruits and therefore can be eaten in moderation.

Water

Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day unless you are advised to restrict your fluid intake due to medical reasons.

Coffee and tea

Coffee and tea are safe for gout sufferers.

Click on the previous page for more information on gout-friendly sources of protein.

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