Definition of uric acid

Uric acid is an acid derived from the degradation of certain elements in the body. The accumulation of uric acid in the tissues can cause gout disease.

Uric acid is stored by the body for two main reasons:

  • When uric acid is overproduced by the body, due to a "poor diet"
  • When you do not drink enough and that the removal of uric acid in urine is not sufficient



Consequences of an increase in uric acid

Food in itself does not contain purines but uric acid. Uric acid is actually a substance produced naturally by our body during the breakdown of purines.

Uric acid can not be recycled by the body and be excreted in the urine. Some foods are particularly rich in purines and entail an increase of uric acid in the blood.

An increase in uric acid is called hyperuricaemia.



What are the symptoms of high level uric acid?

One of the best known consequences of increased uric acid is gout disease.

Although a number of people may have a high uric acid levels for years and did not notice when symptoms occur, they are recognizable!

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Heat
  • Agony



Diet to reduce uric acid

If you want to reduce uric acid levels, it can be done through a behavior in three phases.

  • Change your diet with a reduction in meat consumption

    Meats, especially organ meats, are the main causes of the appearance of uric acid. It is therefore necessary to reduce meat consumption or even to stop using some of them.

  • Drink water helps to reduce uric acid

    Drink more water will help you to remove uric acid by a better uric acid filtering in the blood by your kidneys. It is therefore advisable to drink 2 liters of water per day to optimize uric acid filtering.

  • Change feeding habits can reduce uric acid

    Besides the meatb consumption, it is necessary to change feeding habits to reduce uric acid levels.



List of foods to choose to decrease uric acid

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fruit jams
  • Cereals such as wheat, rice, oats, ...
  • The Starchy foods like potatoes, tapioca, ...
  • Vegetables: Green beans, leeks, carrots, zucchini, ...
  • Milk
  • Soft cheeses

List of foods to reduce to decrease uric acid

  • White meats like veal and chicken
  • Whitefish
  • Eggs
  • Beans, peas, cabbage, asparagus




List of foods to be banned to avoid uric acid

  • Pulses such as beans, lentils, chickpeas
  • The deli
  • The pig
  • Butter
  • Sauces
  • Game and offal such as brains, kidneys, liver
  • Smoked meats
  • Sardines, anchovies, herring, trout, carp, pike, salmon, eel, mackerel or tuna
  • All seafood without exception
  • Vegetables such as spinach and Swiss chard
  • Sharp cheeses
  • Cocoa and chocolate
  • Nuts such as peanuts, almonds, ...
  • Sugary drinks non-alcoholic (fruit and fruit juices high in fructose)
  • Salt, pepper and spices in general
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea


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2016-11-30 20:46
khan salman +1 khan salman
I feel a lot of pain I my ankle suggest something to minimise the uric acid level and to get my strength my age 24
2015-03-17 11:42
Nimai Das -1 Nimai Das
My uric acid level is 8.50 i feel pain both of my heals,back side of heals swelling. I am a vegetarian, it is my only habit to take Tea 2 times a day.I dont take Alcohole in my life. Fabutaz tablet take everyday.PLZ adv.me ( Almond is my favourite (
2015-03-17 05:17
C.P.dadheech -2 C.P.dadheech
I am 43 year old . My uric acid is 7.5 and i am hypothyrodism also i feel back pain .some time my glucose level is also increasing. Please suggest me.
2015-02-07 07:48
Renu anita +2 Renu anita
i have 7.6 level and i get pain in my both heal and both wwrist...pls advice
2015-02-03 10:50
Renu anita -2 Renu anita
My uric acid level is 7.6 n i hav lot of pain in both heals and my wrist specially more in left wrist was unaware and wz taking almonds and peanuts too also i non-alcoholic beer and some soft drinks like sprite or seven-up.... after reading the items to reduce i will take care of me also plz advise...
2015-02-03 10:48
Sceptic +8 Sceptic
Another contradictory list to avoid Purines. Please,for your own sake. Do more reading on this subject before you actually start eliminating certain foods pertaining to the list above. Red Meat, Shellfish, and Alcohol are the three bad guys for the gout. There is NO scientific proof of uric acid related Gout disease caused from Eating Plant(vegetable ) purines.
2015-01-07 19:09
Namita 0 Namita
What are the symptoms we get in our body when uric acid is high?I am having severe pain in my lower part of my body i.e from my back to toe.presently my uric acid level is 8.00 is this pain because of high uric acid level?
2014-11-20 18:17

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