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Tips from Alpro Pharmacy Monday Lab : How to Eat to Control Uric Acid Level in Body

By Pharmacist Lim En Ni

October 11, 2020

Gout is a form of inflammation where uric acid crystal accumulates at joints, usually smaller joints eg. fingers and toes

It can take days to recover and the pain can limit your daily activities. 

Many are fearful when taking beans, but actually, beans like Dhal are moderate in purine level.

The key here is moderation.

Food with high purine level
Food with high purine level

For food that are high in purine level, you can eat, but eat less or find alternatives

For example, avoid cooking broth or soup base using Ikan Bilis, instead, you can use chicken broth.

Food with moederate purine level
Food with moderate purine level

Above is a chart of food with moderate purine level, meaning you can enjoy but avoid combination

For example, if you are having mushroom soup with cauliflower and wholemeal bread with a large portion of chicken, you may trigger a gout attack.

Food low in purine level
Food low in purine level

Next, this chart of low purine level food is definitely something good to enjoy and feast on, 

And you can combine with food with moderate-high purine.

Extra Tips from our Dietitian Jayne

1. Becareful of the sweet tricks of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

They are very nasty but cheap. And hence is used as sweeteners in processed food, including cereals. 

HFCS is also found in soft drinks. High intake of HFCS increases the uric acid level in the body. 

2. Minimize Hot Pot / Steamboat / Slurping Up all Soups

Long time boiling with different food mixture condenses purine in food, and spike up Uric Acid level in body.

3. Stay Hydrated

Keep up with fluid, (exclude coffee and tea). Water can help to eliminate excess uric acid from body. So, drink more water!

Triticum Aestivum – The Superfood and excellent in Managing Uric Acid Level

Triticum Aestivum
Triticum Aestivum

https://www.alpropharmacy.com/oneclick/product/triticum-aestivum-3g-30s/

  • 100% pure, natural & organic cultivated in Australia
  • Natural multivitamins & minerals
  • No bulking agent
  • No artificial additive & 100% chemical-free
  • 100% gluten-free

Benefits

  • Boost energy & immune system
  • Restore body alkalinity
  • Detoxify, rejuvenate & rebuild body cells
  • Reduce oxidative stress & inflammation
  • Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients, antioxidant and enzymes

You can consume 1 packet every day for general health and also maintaining a balance uric acid level.

 

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