Diet For High Uric Acid And Triglyceride

By | February 19, 2009

Purine Rich Food And Gout Nutrition

I am having high Uric Acid with High trigliceride. I would request you to please guide me with a proper diet regimen for the same

Patients with a high Uric acid and high Triglyceride are normally recommended to follow a strict diet to control the levels of uric acid and triglyceride in the system. Uric acid is normally eliminated from the body by the kidneys and a slightly high level of uric acid in the body does not do much harm, but extremely high levels of uric acid can lead to the formation of crystals which accumulate in the joints and lead to gout. Diets to reduce uric acid levels usually involve reducing the intake of foods which contain high levels of purines. If you want to reduce the levels the Uric Acid in your blood, you should restrict your consumption of meats such as pork and beef.

Diet For High Triglyceride

Poultry and other white meat such as ham can be consumed occasionally since they are not as harmful as red meats. Peas, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach are all high in uric acid content and should be avoided. Breads and alcohol which contain a reasonably high level of yeast should also be avoided since they are high in uric acid content. On the other hand, there are several food products which help to reduce the level of uric acid in the system. These include black cherry juice and celery seed extract.

A high triglyceride level is harmful since it can lead to cholesterol deposits and eventually a higher risk of strokes or arteriosclerosis. In order to reduce your levels of triglyceride in the blood, you should immediately lower your sugar levels by cutting down on your intake of sweets and alcohol. You should also reduce your consumption of nicotine, thus effectively stop smoking. Since high fat diets increase triglyceride levels in the blood, it is also recommended to stick to a low fat diet and avoid all sources of sugar such as jellies, jams and candy, starches found in rice, pasta, potatoes, pizza, chips and pretzels and refined or processed grains used to make breads and pasta.

You should also avoid all hydrogenated fats found in margarine, fried foods and most commercial snack food like pies, cakes and pastries. It goes without saying that beverages with additional sugar such as fruit juices, carbonated drinks, sweetened coffee, smoothies etc, flavored yoghurts and sweetened cereals should be avoided. Foods recommended to lower triglyceride levels are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and cereals, nuts, lentils, fish, low-fat soy products and fat-free dairy products.