Best Gout Diet, Foods To Avoid When You Have Gout

Best Gout Diet To Follow To Avoid Gout In Your Feet


What Is Gout?

Gout is an arthritic condition when uric acid crystals form around the joints synovial fluid,

Uric acid is found in the bloodstream and is a waste product that is produced by purines,

Purines are proteins that are found in some foods and all of our cells.

This fluid is found around every joint in our body which means you can gout on any one of your joints!

When you think of gout you immediately think of your big toe!

But it can effect any toe, elbow, hands etc.

How YOU can prevent Gout

You hold the power and the choice wherever you want to prevent gout attacks to be honest.

The simple and the best answer to prevent gout is Lifestyle & Diet!


If you are prone to Gout attacks tweeting your diet and reducing purines will make a huge difference to your life.


If you eat to many foods and drinks with purine in or have a kidney disorder you will most likely start over producing Uric Acid.

The crystals will form around a joint.

That joint will become swollen , red and very painful and the
result is GOUT!

I have patients who have reduced their gout and the extreme pain in under 24 hours,

Just by drinking Cherry Juice and eating celery sticks and drinking nettle tea!

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What is the Best Gout Diet For You

You need to eat healthy but that doesn’t mean boring food!

Everyone should eat a healthy balanced diet and when you don’t you know what happens!

  • You become over weight
  • Tired
  • Headaches
  • Diabetic
  • Bad skin
  • Sluggish
Top tips for to prevent further gout attacks include

Eat moderate amounts of meat & fish

  • Avoid eating large amounts of meat and fish

Increase breads, cereals and plenty of potatoes

  • By increasing whole grains, and eating potato skins this will guarantee you are getting sufficient vitamins and minerals and fibre that your body needs

Eat moderate amounts of dairy products

  • The daily recommended advice is 200ml milk, 30g piece of cheese and a pot of yoghurt.

Eat as many vegetables and fruits 5 a day!

  • We all need at least 5 a day ! but more is good.
    Fruit and Veg contain minerals, vitamins, and all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and keep healthy.

Drink plenty of water

  • A simple and free health kick you can and should be doing.
    1.5 litres a day or 8 glasses is the minimum your body needs.

Lower your intake of processed foods

  • Processed foods and drinks especially microwave meals and diet drinks contain unnatural hormones and proteins which are high in purine.

Drinking alcohol causes gout so stop or reduce daily intake

  • Although the weekly recommended amount remains 21 units for men and 14 for women.If you are prone to gout you will need to seriously think about reducing if you want to stop gout attacks.Beer and Port and two of the worst offenders for purine and are the two products i advise to stop in my best gout diet tips to my patients.

Foods to avoid when you have Gout

These are the top foods and drinks you should avoid that all contain HIGH /MODERATE/ LOW Purines and increase Uric Acid Production.

High Purine Foods

Seafood: Mussels , Crabs, Shellfish (lobster etc) Caviar.

Game: Venison, Rabbit, Pheasant

Offal: Liver, Kidneys, Heart

Oily Fish: Trout, Mackerele, Sardines, Shrimps, Caviar,

Meat & Yeast Extracts:  Marmite, Bovril, Gravy, Beer.

Moderate Purine Foods – eat in low moderation

Meat: Lamb, Beef, Chicken & Pork, Duck

Mushrooms & Quorn

Wholegrains: Bran, oatbran,wholemeal bread

Vegetables: Asparagus, spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes

Dried Beans: Soybeans, Kidney beans, Baked Beans

Low Purine foods 

Fruit & Vegetables
Dairy , Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt, Butter.
Breads & Cereals
Noodles and Pasta

Watch out also these foods may trigger gout attacks.

Tomatoes, Strawberries, Turkey, sherry, Oranges, Nuts have been reported by gout patients to cause problems.

Further reading….

A sufferers guide to beating gout and some good and easy lifestyle changes.

Beating Gout: A Sufferer’s Guide to Living Pain Free

The ultimate cookbook and meal planner with over 100 recipes to be gout free.

Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet & Cookbook



How to Cure Gout In Big Toe 5 Natural Remedies

Gout In Big Toe?

Do you suffer from gout?

Well you are not alone you are one of many patients i treat every week suffering from gout.

Gout is a build up of uric acid in the body and these are the 5 best Natural Remedies i can recommend you try to prevent and cure your gout fast.

Foods to eliminate

You will need to really watch your diet and you must eliminate as many excess sugars , grains and processed meats from your daily food in take.

Sugars in particular cause extra yeast, grains increase sugar and meat is full of unhealthy hormones and also antibiotics!

All this adds to acidic build up!

Watch your beverages too!

It is really important when treating or if you are suffering from a gout attack to not drink alcohol.


A good gout diet would involve eating lots of health vegetables and fruit, i would recommend a bone broth or chicken vegetable soup.

5 Natural Remedies For Big Toe Gout

I always see an increase of gout in my patients straight after christmas!

Gout Season!

My reason behind this is over christmas we all eat and drink a lot more than we normally do.

And eat and drink rich acidic foods like turkey, puddings, and port.

Studies prove that what we eat is linked to an increase of uric acid that our body creates from the food we choose to eat!

You will need to look at what you eat and drink and make changes to prevent gout being a regular occurrence in your life.

These are my top 5 natural remedies you should use to get rid of your gout for good!

Follow these tips and you could be pain free from gout in less than 24 hours.

Heres your list….

1 Black Cherry Juice

Cherry juice or a Cherry juice extract reduces inflammation and prevents uric acid building up,  it is also used to treat arthritis and rheumatism.

cherries for goutJust by drinking Cherry juice gout will go fast!.

A recent study was done and the results showed by drinking

Cherry Juice it reduced the gout attacks by 35%. ( Read report )

Benefits of Cherry Juice

  • High source antioxidants
  • Loose Weight
  • Boost Heart Health
  • Anti Inflammatory
2 Celery Seed Extract

Now this may sound like an unpleasant drink but taking in celery seed extract or juice is a really fast way to reduce uric acid in your body!

You may prefer to buy celery supplements but if you have a juicer i would recommend you make a celery juice.

Or you can just eat celery sticks throughout the day!

Benefits of Celery

  • Stops joint pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Anti inflammatory
  • IBS symptoms
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin disorders
3 Nettles

For a super power cure for inflammation and gout try Nettles!

The best source to is thru Nettle teabags, you can also buy supplements but i would recommend tea.

Drinking a couple of cups of nettle tea is no hardship and a sure fast cure for your gout in big toe.

Benefits of Nettles

  • Powerful anti inflammatory
4 Magnesium

Magnesium is a old fashioned but a fantastic source to cure gout in big toe   fast especially if you have acute gout.

Magnesium is alkaline mineral which decreases uric acid in your body.

Foods are the best source of magnesium but you can take supplements,
high sourced foods that contain magnesium include,


Dark leafy vegetables, fish, beans, bananas ,avocados, and dark chocolate.

Benefits of Magnesium

  • Good heart health
  • Strong bones
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Calcium Deficiency
  • Increase natural healing
5 Fish Oil

Fish oil is not a fast attracting gout cure but when taken over time is proven to reduce the risk of gout.

big toe gout

The main reason fish oil is great is due to omega 3 fatty acids,

Omega 3 will reduce diseases that are causing inflammation in your body


Eat plenty of oily fish like salmon or take a daily supplement.

Benefits of Fish Oil

  • Reduces inflammation that causes bad diseases
  • Prevents arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Heart Disease

Your mission now is to reduce the bad foods and beverages, sugars, grains and processed meats,

along with the alcohol and now increase your diet with healthy fruit and vegetables,

Plus add these 5 healthy natural remedies and you will defiantly see a huge reduction of gout and its pain in just 24 hours!

Who gets Gout?

Anyone really, but we see it more in men and most post menopausal women!

Gout can be amazingly painful and can appear in any joint of your body.

It just happens for most of us we get gout in big toes.

Gout is caused by Uric Acid which are small crystals of rate, uric acid crystals.

These crystals like to form around the synovial fluid which is our lubricating fluid found around all of our joints.

They then cause inflammation, pain and redness and swelling to the joint.

What gout in big toe looks like

gout in big toe

When you get gout in big toe you can hardly bare a sock or shoe touching the area,

and when gout attacks the big toe it will look bright red shiney and swollen.

Other causes of gout

  • Insuline resistance
  • Kidney stones
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity

As we have already discussed the best way to prevent gout is by not eating Sugars, Grains, Processed Meats and Alcohol.

And instead make sure your diet includes

  • High Fiber Foods
  • Omega 3
  • Fruits and Berries
  • Potassium Rich Foods
  • Plenty of Water 3-4 litres a day
What not to eat when you have gout!
  • Refined sugars
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Mushrooms
  • Aspargus
  • Bacon
  • Lamb
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Fatty Red Meat
  • Shell Fish
  • Soybean
  • Corn Oils
  • Mackerel
  • Gravy
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Salt
  • Sugary drinks like cola , energy drinks, Beer
Download This FREE Gout Diet Fact Sheet
Tests For Gout
  • A simple blood test (or multiple blood tests) to ascertain uric acid levels in your blood can be carried out by your Doctor. However, a blood test alone will not prove that an attack of joint pain is due to gout. ••

  • A more specific test is the analysis of the fluid in the affected joint. Fluid from the space between the joint is aspirated (removed through a needle and syringe) and then examined under a special type of microscope. The presence of needle-like, uric acid crystals confirms the diagnosis of gout.

    •• Information provided by the UK Gout Society

Prescription Treatments for Gout

Your Doctor will prescribe you a pharmaceutical drug like Colchicine, Corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone),Febuxostat, Aloprim, and Zyloprim.

Like all prescription drugs they always have side effects and i would encourage you to change your lifestyle and your diet to prevent and recurring  gout attacks.

Side effects include
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of breath

Remember by changing your diet you can prevent gout!

Do this now

You now have the facts and information you need to be gout free in just 24 hours.

So get going.

Reduce your sugars, grains, processed meats and alcohol today,

Drink plenty of water

Fill your fridge with Cherry juice and celery sticks, and put the kettle on a have a cup of nettle tea.

And remember to drink plenty of water and exercise and be healthy and enjoy life.

More Resources: Gout In Big Toe Help

Further reading 6 Natural Remedies article by Dr Axe
FREE Download NHS Fact Sheet Gout Diet And Foods To Avoid When You Have Gout , USA Learn more about Arthritis