9 Foods that can cause gout

5. Asparagus and cauliflower

Asparagus is known to contain a moderate amount of purine. However, as a rich source of vitamins B, E, and C, rich in fibers and folic acid, you should just moderate consumption rather than cut it out completely. The recommended amount is ½ cup serving, no more than five times a week. Again, do not consider taking asparagus during the flare-up. Consider using other vegetables such as okra or leeks.

Cauliflower is an excellent food for those in need of folic acid, vitamin C, fibers and salt restriction. Unfortunately, it contains a lot of purine. Recommended intake is not more than ½ cup, five times a week. However, if you enjoy cauliflower and its texture, try replacing it with broccoli which contains significantly less purine.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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