Diet & Nutrition
Low Purine Diet
Following a Low Purine Diet is only indicated if ordered by your doctor.
A low purine diet helps decrease blood uric acid levels. Maintaining a healthy weight is recommended. If dieting, gradual weight reduction and maintenance is recommended. Fad or crash diets should be avoided.
Whole grain bread, cereal, or crackers
Limiting Foods of Moderate Purine content:
Use only 2-3 oz. meat, fish, and poultry per day.
Only one serving of vegetables daily such as: asparagus, lentils, peas-dried, spinach, mushrooms, beans-dried.
Moderate protein intake with the most protein coming from milk, cheese, vegetables, and bread groups.
Liberal carbohydrates, especially in the form of high fiber foods.
Use fewer fats in cooking and at table including butter, margarine, nuts, salad dressings, lard, shortening, and oils.
Instead of whole milk, switch to low fat or skim milk. Reduce the amount of high fat dairy products like ice cream, whole milk, sour cream, and cream.