Fructose - Why it's on the "NO" list for Gout
@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
It's 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.
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...
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.