Gout: Is Apple Recommended for Gout?
While apple is considered a fruit low in purine, it has a content you should be wary of. What is it? It's called fructose.
@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
What is Fructose?
Fructose is a simple sugar much sweeter than the common glucose. Right immediately after you consume it, your uric acid level will increase.Hold it right there!
But Apples have other health benefits that's good for people who are suffering from Gout so absolute abstinence from this fruit is not recommended.
Limit eating apple to 2 to 4 servings each day.
Note: It's always good to consult your health care provider regarding the apple serving portion that's right for you, especially when you're concurrently consuming other fructose rich fruits/vegetables.
- Avoid additional sugar with your fruits.
- Avoid sugar sweetened apple juices.
- Avoid sugar sweetened applesauce.
- Avoid sugar sweetened dried apples.
- Dried apples contain higher fructose than fresh ones.
Did you know that if you consume fructose together with glucose, your uric acid will increase much higher compared when you consume fructose alone.Together, fructose and glucose can shoot your uric acid level up.
What does apples contain that's beneficial to people suffering from gout?Apple has contains essential compounds that lowers uric acid such as:
- Malic Acid
- Vitamin C
It's not just apple that's high in fructose. In fact, all fruits contains fructose in varying quantities. Here are some of those with high fructose content: