Gout and Vegetarian Diet
4 Dec 2019

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Gout and Vegetarian Diet

  1. GOUT AND VEGETARIAN DIET Is the vegetarian diet really beneficial for gout sufferers?
  2. The diet mainly consists of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, grains, and proteins. Under the vegetarian diet are more types of diets which can eliminate the following food items: eggs, fish, dairy, and other animal-derived products. Vegetarianism Defined
  3. Vegetarian and Vegan Diet: What’s the Difference? The vegan diet is a type of vegetarian diet which eliminates all types of animal-derived products from their diet. Some even go as far as eliminating it from their lifestyle so vegans may avoid products which is made from animals or have been tested on animals.
  4. Uric acid is a byproduct of purines which is found in both animal-based food and plant-based foods. Purines found in certain meats, organ meats, and seafood are the top suspected culprits for gout attacks and avoiding these food items can greatly reduce your uric acid levels. What the Vegetarian Diet Does for Gout
  5. There are studies showing that plant- based purines are actually not as harmful to gout sufferers as animal food purines are.
  6. For example, nutrient- dense food items such as leafy greens, beans, and mushrooms often have high purine content but they’re also known to have protective properties including vitamin C, fiber, folate, and phytochemicals.
  7. Researchers suggest that the nutrients from most plant-based foods remove the negative effects of purine.
  8. A vegetarian diet is also known to be alkalizing, the opposite of gout which is a condition defined by excess acidity in the body.
  9. In one of the studies, they let the participants try two diets (the standard Western diet and vegetarian diet) to see if it would make a difference in their uric acid levels.
  10. By the end of the experiment, they found that switching to a vegetarian diet had lowered their uric acid levels by 93%.
  11. With the vegetarian diet, you get to keep your favorite staples such as dairy and eggs. Special mention to dairy since milk has been known to help the body excrete uric acid more efficiently. The good news is that you don’t have to completely avoid all types of meat or animal products.
  12. Here are some of its many benefits: - protects against certain types of cancer - reduces saturated fat consumption - promote better bowel movement - help eliminate toxins more efficiently - rich in antixidants - rich in protein - helps with weight loss - reduces exposure to hormones - reduces exposure to antibiotics - improves your energy
  13. You should consider switching to a vegetarian diet if you’re having a hard time keeping up with the dos and don’ts of a gout diet.
  14. Vegetarianism is generally healthy and it’s not hard to stick with considering there are different variations of it you can do that will fit your lifestyle.