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Ask Dr. Mike: What Foods Can & Can't You Eat with Gout?

Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.

Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:

Can you review the foods that I can and cannot eat with gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in your blood, which causes inflammation.

There are some foods you should probably avoid if you're prone to acute gout, including meat, dairy, fructose, and beer.

You might want to consider drinking more water and eating more nutritious foods, plant based protein, and fruit.

There are some supplements that can help acute gout, including drinking a combination of water, tart cherry extract, and vitamin C.

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