Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fructose - Why it's on the "NO" list for Gout

Fructose - Why it's on the "NO" list for Gout

Fructose - Why it's on the "NO" list for Gout



by: Arlene Gentallan

It's a important to keep a low purine diet to prevent recurring gout attacks which can ultimately lead to the wear and tear of the joint and bring about complications such as kidney stone formation.
While we get most of the purine out of our protein sources, there is one simple sugar you should constantly keep an eye on -- FRUCTOSE.
Why is that?
It's because fructose is the only known carbohydrate that can increase uric acid levels in your body.

What is Fructose?

Fructose is a simple sugar (monosaccharides) that's naturally found in many fruits and vegetables. But man-made fructose is especially prevalent in commercial and processed foods.
There's a great variety of fruits and vegetables that's naturally high in fructose, but...
SHOULD I AVOID THEM?
It's not recommended you totally avoid fruits and vegetables despite their fructose contents because they also contain vitamins and minerals. Although you do have to set limits when it comes to high fructose containing fruits and vegetables.vegetables

WHAT ARE THE FRUITS HIGH IN FRUCTOSE?
Apple
Banana
Mango

Cherry
Kiwi
Pineapple

Pear
Grape
Lychee

Papaya

Citrus fruits:
Orange
Mandarin

Persimmon
Plum

Berries:
Blueberries
Blackberries
Huckleberries
Raspberries
Strawberry

Melon:
Watermelon
Rockmelon
Cantaloupe
Honeydews

Raisins
Dates
Fig

Pomegranate
Grapefruit
Star fruit
Agave
Quince

WHAT ARE THE VEGETABLES HIGH IN FRUCTOSE?
Onion
Tomato

Peanuts

Asparagus
Artichoke

Broccoli
Beans

Leek
Cabbage

Snap peas

Chicory roots
Dandelion greens

Zucchini

WHAT ARE THE FOODS HIGH IN FRUCTOSE?
Honey
Caramel
Molasses

Mustard
Ketchup

Fruit salsa

Jams
Fruit jellies

Pastries
Chocolate

DRINKS:
Wines such as Port, Sherry and Muscatel
Soft drink / Soda / Pop
Fruit drinks

WHAT ARE THE FRUITS LOW IN FRUCTOSE?
Avocado
Apricot
Lime
Lemon
Rhubarb

WHAT ARE THE VEGETABLES LOW IN FRUCTOSE?
Green Leafy Vegetables
Celery

White potatoes
Pea pods

Asparagus
Mushrooms
Spinach

Note: Limit Asparagus, Mushrooms, Spinach because of their purine content.







GOUTY ARTHRITIS
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