List Foods That Cause Gout

Let me show you the list foods that cause gout. If you are someone that suffers from it, then you should consider taking a look at this list.

You know, gout can be an extremely painful inflammation. This list will hopefully help you avoid the inflammation if you apply to avoid the foods I’m going to be showing you here.


side view of a foot showing a red patch of skin over the joint at the base of the big toe


Foods you can’t Eat

Seafood & Meat

Seafood and meat is something you should consider on cutting back during a flare-up. These animal foods are rich in purines, which your body breaks down into uric acid.

  • Scallops
  • Herring
  • Shellfish
  • Red Meat
  • Turkey
  • Organ Meat
  • Sardines
  • Bacon
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Crab

You have a little more freedom in your food choices when your gout is at bay, but it’s still a good idea to keep meat and seafood intake to a minimum of 4 to 6 ounces daily at most.


Sugary Foods

A high intake of fructose can increase uric acid levels in the blood and may increase insulin resistance. These are both risk factors for developing gout, so aim to limit these foods.

  • Cereal
  • Frozen Pizza
  • Jarred Sauces

Other Foods

  • Beer
  • Asparagus
  • Sugary Drinks
  • Anchovies
  • Yeast
  • Roe


Foods you can Eat

You are probably thinking “wow there is nothing I can eat at this point”. Well, that’s why I have for you a list of foods you can eat:

  • Bread (white) and crackers
  • Butter or margarine (in moderation)
  • Cake and cookies
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Cereals
  • Cheese
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cream (in moderation)
  • Custard
  • Eggs
  • Fats (in moderation)
  • Fruit
  • Gelatin desserts
  • Herbs
  • Ice cream
  • Milk
  • Noodles
  • Nuts
  • Oil
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Pasta
  • Popcorn
  • Puddings
  • Relishes
  • Rice
  • Salt
  • Sugar and sweets
  • Tea
  • Vegetables (except those mentioned in the first group)
  • Vinegar


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  1. Erin

    I did fine this article super helpful, and I absolutely love how you made a list of safe foods as well as foods to avoid. Sometimes I feel like focusing on foods to avoid makes you crave those foods.

    My only suggestion would be to maybe give a bit more of a description of what gout is in the introduction. The extent of my background knowledge is that it causes your big toe joint to be painful (I once had a doctor mention it when I stress fractured my sesamoid bone).

    Are there any specific groups of people that are at risk for gout?


    1. Antonio

      As far as I know, no and thanks for your feedback 🙂

  2. Tanya

    Hi !

    I love your article because my grandma suffers from gout. She knew that she has to avoid read meat, but not crabs. I was looking for a list like yours with a clear description of foods to avoid. I am also surprised that coffee is allowed because I thougt that it’s too acid. Keep posting 😀

  3. jmario

    Great job. I believe that this information will be very helpful for anyone suffering from this condition. The only constructive criticism that I could offer would be to maybe elaborate more on the condition itself,like explain what it you can get it, and what symptoms you can get from it. But over all really great job hope to see more from you.


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