Yes, you can safely enjoy Purition if you have gout/ hyperuricemia.
The following Article has been written by Barbara Usak - ANutr (Registered Associate Nutritionist)
Gout, an inflammatory arthritis that causes flare-ups of painful joints, is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood and muscles. Uric acid/urate is the product of the metabolic breakdown of purines, which are a type of protein derived either from the diet or from normal breakdown of cells in the body.
Normally, uric acid is removed by the kidneys and excreted in the urine and faeces but for people with gout, this mechanism is impaired and high uric acid levels build up and can cause crystals to form in the joints and the kidneys, causing a painful swelling. The most affected areas are the toes, but the knees, ankles and wrists can also be affected.
Although gout is a long-term chronic condition, a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and maintaining/achieving a healthy weight can all positively contribute to its management.
Some key points on the dietary management of gout are:
1., Studies have consistently identified a positive relationship between gout and some foods higher in compounds known as purines, which have been demonstrated to increase serum uric acid and this evidence suggest that high purine foods and drinks should be avoided or consumed infrequently by gout sufferers.
- offal (such as liver and kidney)
- game (such as pheasant, rabbit & venison)
- oily fish (such as anchovies, herring, sardines, mackerel)
- seafood (such as prawns, mussels, crabs, clams, lobster, shrimp)
- sugary fizzy drinks and fruit juices/smoothies
- ultra-processed foods and foods high in refined carbohydrates and sugar (such as biscuits, cakes)
- alcohol (such as beer, ale, fortified wines)
2., Keep well hydrated by drinking at least 1.5-2 litres of unsweetened fluids per day. It is best to drink water/sparkling water and (herbal) tea and coffee without sugar.
3., With or without gout, to remain healthy and keep your body functioning well and healthier it is vital to eat a healthy balanced diet that consists of real, unprocessed (and minimally processed) whole foods in moderate portions.
Your diet also needs to be low in saturated fat (but please don’t be afraid of heathy unsaturated fats), high in fibre and contain adequate amounts of protein from good quality sources. It also should include plenty of non-starchy vegetables and some fruits (aim for berries as those are naturally low in sugar).
Purition is real food made only using whole food ingredients such as nuts and seeds, without anything artificial at all - so, it is suitable for most people and can be a great addition to a healthy and balanced diet and as Purition is naturally low in purines, it will not cause a painful gout flare-up.
If you have a medical diagnosis of a disorder and are taking any prescribed medication, it is important that you please consult your healthcare professional/dietitian before making any changes to your diet and/or embarking on a weight loss journey.
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Article written by Barbara Usak - ANutr (Registered Associate Nutritionist)