After you have been diagnosed with gout your life is going to go under some serious changes. You will be put on a strict diet that you absolutely must adhere to. The only odd thing about the diet is it is not quite as clear as you might want it to be.
For example, it will give you a few food items you can eat and a few that you should avoid, however it doesn’t tell you everything you can and can not have. Which leads to many people wondering, ‘is grapefruit bad for gout, can I still have hot chocolate during the winter, what abut Girl Scout Cookies.’
Hopefully by the time you are at the end of this article you will better understand your new dietary needs as well as the restrictions. It ids very important that you watch what you eat carefully and avoid items that you can link to your own gout attacks. Keep in mind not every one will have the same reaction to some foods as you do, so always be aware of what you consume.
Here are some ingredients that are considered safe to eat with gout. However, if you begin to notice a specific item you have consumed is interacting negatively with your gout don’t eat it again. As mentioned before not every one has the same reactions to the same foods with their gout. Some will be pushed into an attack and other might not have any adverse reaction to the food.
Safe to Consume:
o Complex carbs
-whole wheat bread
– brown rice
– chicken breast
o Spices and Flavorings
– garlic powder
– onion powder
You will also have to modify the way you prepare your meals. You should try to avoid frying foods if at all possible. However, if you must fry a meal you should use vegetable oil and pat the excess oil off the food with a paper towel. When you can avoid frying you should bake, broil or grill your foods. Try marinating your foods with fresh herbs and spices for a little more flavor.
Although you might have to let go of some of your favorite foods you can make up for those by finding new foods. So, in answer to your question, ‘Is grapefruit bad for gout?’,the answer is generally no. However, if you experience an attack after you have had only grapfruit as something new, you might have to stop eating it.