Having gout doesn't mean you have to start eating a bland diet. There are still many tasty foods that actually aid your body in keeping your uric acid levels low. Fresh fruits, rice, whole wheat bread are all great for gout sufferers and should make up 40 percent of their diet. Lean meats like fish, turkey and chicken breast are also allowed.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Since salt is discouraged, try using other herbs and spices to flavor your food. Garlic, in particular, is a good choice because it is known to lower uric acid levels. Bake or grill your meats rather than frying them in oil. Drink lots of water or prepare fruit smoothies or fruit juices for a drink. Ingredients like bacon, creams and cheeses can be used in moderate amounts.
Noodles with Parmesan Cheese Sauce
Ingredients: 1 lb thin noodles, 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 crushed cloves garlic, 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander, 6 tbsp olive oil, ¾ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper.
Preparation: Place noodles in pot of boiling water for 11 minutes or until cooked. Drain noodles and place in bowl. Stir remaining ingredients into noodles and serve while warm.
(recipe from Backwoods Home Magazine 3)
Ingredients: 1 cup shredded cabbage, 2 tbsp mayonnaise , 2 tsp white distilled vinegar, salt, black pepper.
Preparation: Mix ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts (boiled), 1 large yellow onion (diced), 1 can black olives, 1 can rotel tomatoes with green chilis, 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, chili powder, cumin, 2 tbsp olive oil, low-fat sour cream, guacamole.
Preparation: Shred the chicken with a fork. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sautee a quarter of the onions. Add chicken, cumin, chili powder and tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. While mixture is simmering, shred lettuce and place in bowls. When chicken is done, add to lettuce in bowls and top with cheese, olives, sour cream and onions and guacamole. Serve with salsa.
Ingredients: 1 large can peeled tomatoes, 1 small bunch cilantro, 1 medium onion, garlic salt.
Preparation: Combine ingredients in blender. Serve over taco salad.
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