Eliminate additional salt and high sodium foods from your diet. It is easy to stop adding salts to your food and start reading labels to find out which foods are high in sodium.
If you still want to sprinkle a salt alternative on your food, look for one that is made of potassium. You will be able to increase your potassium and relieve your gout symptoms at the same time.
**Eliminate Animal Organ Foods**
Eliminate foods that are made of animal organs from your diet. Animals such as deer, cows, turkey, chicken, pigs, and buffalo have high levels of uric acid in their organs such as liver, kidneys, tongue, brain and blood.
You can easily avoid these high purine foods which should help you to keep your uric acid levels low.
**Eliminate Beans and Lentils**
Eliminate beans and lentils from your diet to relieve your gout symptoms. Beans and lentils are high in purines which can lead to high uric acid and gout.
**Eliminate Foods High in Fructose**
Eliminate foods that are highly sweetened such as pies and wine. Anything high in sugar, fructose or high fructose corn syrup may raise your uric acid level and agitate your gout symptoms.
**Eliminate Certain Vegetables**
Eliminate certain vegetables from your diet including cauliflower, broccoli, spinach and mushrooms.
As long as you are aware of what foods to watch out for, you can keep your gout under control. The list of foods that you cannot eat when you have gout is actually very short.