There is no one single “best” food or diet to support healthy uric acid levels.
It’s all about avoiding foods that contain high levels of purines and concentrating on eating foods which are beneficial to healthy uric acid balance.
Yes, you knew it was coming.
Eating vegetables is one of the best ways to support healthy uric acid balance and stay healthy in general.
Try to aim for half of your plate to be vegetables.
One of the best ways to make including vegetables in your meals is to buy the individual frozen vege bags from Watties and a couple of other brands.
Simply grab a bag (which is usually 2 servings), pop it in the microwave for 3 minutes and dump them on your plate. Easy peasy with no cooking skill required!
Limit potatoes and high starch vegetables such as peas.
White meat such as chicken or turkey and fish such as snapper and gurnard are a good way to keep protein levels up.
Some fish and seafood should be avoided however, so make sure you read our recommendations on the following pages:
Red Meat can be eaten, however some red meats should be avoided.
Always eat red meat in moderation by following our recommendations here: Uric Acid and Meat
Eggs are high in protein but also very low in purines which means they are a great food to eat when you’re supporting healthy uric acid levels.
Nuts are a great source of nutrition and are very low in purines. Almonds, cashews, pistachios are all great to snack on.
Eat fruits which are high in Vitamin-C such as cherries, oranges, lemons, kiwifruit, tangerines, mandarins and papaya.
Fruits are a great source of potassium which is also beneficial to supporting healthy uric acid levels.
However, it’s important to moderate fruit consumption due to the high sugar content. Read why on the link below:
Water is your friend!
It’s hard to drink too much water, especially when you’re trying to support healthy uric acid levels.
My general rule of thumb is to drink as much water as you can (2-3 glasses per hour) until your urine is clear. Then you can go back to 1 glass of water per hour to maintain clear urine throughout the day.
Foods to Avoid
There are a number of foods you should try to limit or avoid so you can support healthy uric acid balance.
These meats contain high purine levels and should be avoided or severely limited:
Red Meat (limit to 1-2 servings per week)
Beer (Wine and spirits can be consumed moderately)