Is Broccoli Bad For Gout?

Gout is a condition caused by uric acid crystals that build up in the body. The symptoms of this include swelling and severe joint pain. As far as vegetables go, broccoli is higher than many in uric acid, but compared to other meats and foods containing this, broccoli has a low content.

For instance, when comparing the 80 milligrans of ua (uric acid) present in broccoli to the 260 mg in tuna, the 550 mg in beef liver, the 14 mg present in bread and the 13mg in lettuce, it is obvious that broccoli falls in the middle, on the lower end of things. While some foods and drinks are known for triggering an attack of gout, broccoli has never been shown to in studies.




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Mary Ellen Kosicki March 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm

I am trying to cook for someone who has gout. It is very difficult to find positive feed back. There is more said about WHAT NOT TO EAT. It would be very serviceable to find information with foods that one CAN EAT, recipes and menu’s….Can you assit me?

– – – Mary Ellen Kosicki

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