Uric acid (which causes gout) is produced from the breakdown of purines that come from your diet, so it is advisable to consume high purine foods in moderation.
The top 5 high purine foods include:
- Game meats – such as duck, goose, grouse and venison
- Red meats – beef and lamb
- Oily fish – anchovies, herring, mackerel and sardines
- Seafood – crab, mussels, scallops, shrimps and other shellfish
- Offal – liver and kidneys, heart and sweetbreads
It is important to note that it is only recommended you limit your intake of high purine foods if you are at risk of or already suffering from gout. Many of the above foods are very nutritional for those individuals who do not suffer from gout.