Arthritis: The popular food type to avoid – its purines content increases inflammation

Avoid purines

“Purines are substances in foods that the body converts to uric acid,” said Medical News Today.

The health site added: “Uric acid can build up in the bloodstream, causing a gout attack.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foods containing purines include:

Red meat

Organ meat, such as liver

Beer and other alcohol

Cured meats such as ham, bacon or lunch meats

Some seafood, such as mussels and scallops.


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