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What foods and drinks are harmful with high levels of uric acid?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

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Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: what food and drink should I avoid if I have high levels of uric acid?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Avoid alcohol, reduce red meat and much proteins, cut sweetened drinks!

Detailed Answer:


Below are prevailing guidelines on dietary recommendations for persons with high uric acid levels/ gout so as to limit flares.

1. Encouraged to prioritize Low-fat dairy products. Avoid red meat as and alcohol as much as possible.

2. Eat many foods made with complex carbohydrates (whole grains, brown rice, oats, beans).

3. Take the only moderate amount of wine (up to two 5-ounce servings per day.

4. Coffee may help decrease levels.

5. Vitamin C may also help reduce uric acid levels.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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