What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
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The Easy Way to Follow a Diet for Gout
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals for gout. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following a diet for gout.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
To ease joint pain, a diet for gout should include anti-inflammatory foods. Foods containing certain enzymes (particularly bromelain), flavanols (particularly quercetin) or unsaturated fats are also important to incorporate into a diet for gout - as they reduce inflammation and blood uric acid levels. It is also important to drink plenty of water to inhibit uric acid crystallization.
Please Note: We follow the general guidelines and do not assume more exclusions than listed. If you need more specific food removals based on professional recommendation for your condition, or the severity of your condition, you are able to add more specific removals on your "My Profile" page.
Foods Included in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Gout
- Lots of vegetables
- Some chicken/duck/quail
- Some eggs
- Some dairy
Foods Excluded or Reduced in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Gout
- All Shellfish (lobsters, mussels, shrimp, crab, oysters)
- Red Meat
- Beef (Bison)
- Pork (Bacon, Ham, Prosciutto, Pork Chop)
- Liver (Chicken, etc.)
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Gout
While your meal planner will exclude the ingredients listed above, below are some additional notes about what to consider when eating for gout. These are important to note when you are snacking or making your own recipes.
You can help control the inflammation and pain associated with gout by eating a diet abundant in whole grains, wild fish, nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables. Their natural healing powers and fabulous flavors can help you stay active.
Delicious Foods to Eat for Gout:
- Berries (cherries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberry, strawberries, other red-blue berries)
- Brown rice
- Carbonated beverages
- Coffee, tea
- Citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines and other mandarins)
- Grapes, red
- Kiwi fruit
- Low-fat dairy products
- Onions, red
- Peppers, bell, red
- Pasta, wheat
- Red cabbage
- Water dilutes and flushes uric acid out of the body
- Winter squash
Delicious Herbs to Eat for Gout:
Try this Free Gout Recipe
These light whole grain pancakes are reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Enjoy them sprinkled with pecans and drizzled with maple syrup. Divide the can of cooked pumpkin into three portions and freeze the other two for additional batches.
by Myra Kornfeld
What is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in your blood. Sometimes this buildup is harmless, while other times it crystallizes in your joints and causes extreme pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Over time, this can harm your tendons, joints, and other tissues.
Symptoms of Gout
- Sudden, extreme tenderness, redness, swelling, warmth, pain, discomfort, itching, and inflammation in the joints
- Symptoms of gout are felt most commonly in the big toe
Risk Factors for Gout
- Incidences increase with age
- Most common in males
- Being overweight increases your risk factors for gout
- Drinking excessive alcohol
- Diuretics can bring on gout
- Eating excessive meat and fish such as anchovies, organ meats, and sardines. They contain high levels of purine, which can raise the blood uric acid level and precipitate a gout attack.
High Purine Foods to Avoid if You Have Gout
- Beef kidneys
- Game meats
- Meat extracts (e.g. Oxo, Bovril)
Treatment for Gout
Treatment for gout can begin with a focusing on a diet for gout.