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High Purine Content Foods

The human body couldn’t deliver everything that it needs all alone thus keeping in mind the end goal to make up for a few deficiencies, the cerebrum fires signs to the body to expend sustenance, accordingly, you feel hunger. Without nourishment, you would not have the capacity to appropriately work because of the disappointment of different biochemical procedures in the body. Be that as it may, many individuals does not consider the unfriendly impacts of some sustenance to the body, for example, the utilization of purine-rich nourishment.

Purine is a naturally synthesized compound in the body, which serves as nucleoside base for DNA or RNA, and is naturally broken down into uric acid. It can also be found in the food that people eat and excessive intake of high purine-containing food can lead to an equally abnormally high uric acid levels in the bloodstream. The kidneys would have a hard time excreting large amount of uric acid from the body and so urate crystals would be formed, causing several illnesses such as the inflammatory arthritis called gout. Therefore, you must limit the consumption of purine-rich food and try to balance your diet.

The following are considered as the top 7 high purine foods :


Seafoods have the highest purine content. These include fishes like mackerel and herring. Others are mussels, scallops, and sardines, which are rich in omega-3. Due to the variety of seafood products, it is difficult to determine which kind of fish contain the highest purine, so it is best to consult a professional advice.


Despite being a good source of both protein and minerals such as iron and magnesium, meat can contribute a lot in the purine department, so it is recommended not to take excessive amounts of meat such as pork, venison, beef-which means that you have to limit the consumption of your beloved bacon-and rabbit. Turkey has less purine than the others, but too much of it during Thanksgiving can also be bad for your health. Organ meat is actually the one with the highest content of purine, so it is best to avoid it.


This might be difficult to avoid since it is included in most menu in today’s food industry and the most common meat for different dishes. But then, there is really no need to remove this in the daily diet, but try to limit the consumption of chicken, since it has even more purine than beef.


I know, it is very convenient to have a Chinese take-out for dinner instead of cooking for hours and almost all of their dishes have tofu, so it might be hard for some to avoid this food. It is actually made of soybeans, which have half as much purine as meat, so eating large amount of tofu among all other purine-rich dishes means you might be consuming more than you can excrete!


All the green leafy vegetables that you are forced to eat when you are a kid is found to be purine-rich! With varieties of vegetables, it can be very difficult to know which should be eaten more than the other, but some studies said that mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach contain the most purine.


Sweet fruits that are sometimes included in people’s dessert are also a source of purines, especially peach, pear, pineapple, and plum. So bear this in mind before going into all-fruit diet.


Alcoholic beverages contain great amount of yeast, wherein beer having the highest purine content.