People with gout, a severe form of arthritis, have long been told to avoid foods high in purines and/or protein if they want to lessen their symptoms. One of the foods that gout sufferers often avoid is tomatoes, but do they need to?
Are tomatoes bad for gout?
The truth is that there is actually no proven connection between tomatoes and increase risk of gout symptoms. In fact, for some people tomatoes actually improve symptoms!
Tomatoes actually have a relatively low amount of purine, and most lists of foods to avoid if you have gout to not list tomatoes at all.