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8 Foods to Avoid If You Have High Uric Acid

Hyperuricemia (excess of uric acid in the blood) is a disease that we could avoid, or at least keep controlled thanks to a diet with low purine content. Including some foods and eliminating others is the key to avoiding gout attacks. Here are 8 foods you should avoid at all costs:

1. Seafood

One of the best known sources of purines is seafood. Exclude it from the diet or, at least, reduce it to its minimum expression, is essential to keep uric acid at bay.

Among those that contain more purines are shrimp, lobster, prawns, prawns, crab, mussels, clams, oysters and scallops.

2. Red meats

The meat and, especially, the viscera, is one of the foods whose consumption is associated with purines and excess of uric acid.

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