Gout is a painful form of arthritis that in the past was considered the disease of rich people, who consumed a lot of game meat (rich in manure).
At present, gout affects many people, especially men, and is associated with a person's diet, characterized by excessive consumption of meat, seafood and alcohol. In addition to drug treatment, adherence to a diet is very important in the gut.
It is formed because of the urate crystals which, in practice, attach to the small joints. The crisis, practically, appears with a violent pain of the thumb and the redness of the finger. This is a symptomatology, but also a clinical proof that there is gout problem in the person. It happens that in this problem, the proteins are no longer properly metabolized. So it is a disorder in protein metabolism.
Proteins are no longer completely broken down and then the resulting uric acid is no longer completely eliminated from the body and is deposited as urate crystals. These urate crystals can be deposited at the small joints, at the phalanges of the fingers. Often the gout also represents arthritis, ie inflammation of the small joints and manifests through a blockage of the mobility of the fingers, accompanied by a swelling of the fingers. This was a simple guta presentation, but the bottom line is that In the diet of the person with gout you can talk about proteins, only an extremely small amount, especially vegetables proteins. The animal product is banned in the case of gout and then the diet will be based on other foods, such as carbohydrates, lipids.
What foods are not recommended for gout patients?
First of all, no salt is added to the food. so salt is contraindicated. Are prohibited foods that represent organs (kidney, liver, brain), fatty fish (sardines, herring, ash, anchovy, salmon, heel), eggs, lamb, veal, fatty meat, meat soups, sausages, meat preserves or fish, lard, egg yolk, cream, cream, lard, dairy products made from very fatty milk. There are also vegetables that are forbidden, such as spinach, asparagus, tomatoes and tomato concentrates, red beets, cucumbers, celery, white beans, peas. Also,prohibited they are and dried figs, blueberries, concentrated sweets, white bread, black bread and vinegar.
Alcoholic beverages are forbidden because this disrupts liver metabolism.
Food allowed: sweet or whipped milk, yogurt, unsaturated and weak cheeses. Beef, chicken, lean chicken, no skin or weak fish are allowed. The shawl, the bibane, 1-2 eggs a week is allowed.
Flours, including manure, whole vegetable soups, light sweets, not very concentrated are allowed.
Chocolate is strictly forbidden because it produces urea, intensifies the production of uric acid.
In conclusion, the diet of the gout patient is hypoprotein, normoglucidic and normolipidic.