The project to move the acid/alkaline food lists continues. I have moved the table of PRAL values for sausages and luncheon meats, referred to below, to a new food diary project. I have retained the introduction here, as it contains some useful gout diet information about sausages and luncheon meats.
Bad Food For Gout
Sausages, luncheon meats and similar bad food for gout need to be approached with care.
Think carefully about this type of food in your diet, and remember the mantra:
It might be just a meaty treat, but will it give me gouty feet?
Let me tell you why these types of processed meats can be bad food for gout. It’s the “p” word – processed. Though a well-made sausage can be nutritious, and may contain additives that make it less acid producing than a similar portion of pure meat, you need to be careful with all processed foods
The numbers in the table represent samples of the food items listed. All producers have different recipes, and your particular brand may be significantly different from those shown. No better example of this can be found than the only alkaline food listed – low sodium salami. In this instance, much of the salt has been replaced with potassium. I’m not suggesting that adding potassium to food makes it less bad food for gout – you just need to be careful what you eat. The more processed the food is, the harder it is to balance your food intake.
Reading the label is always important when planning any diet, but with processed foods like sausages and luncheon meats, it is even more important. Only use food charts as a rough guide, because they are likely to be based on different recipes.
Please read my explanation of Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) for gout sufferers before you look at detailed food information.
Do you have a recipe using food for gout? Do you have any questions about food for gout? Please discuss food for gout on the Gout Diet Forum.
Information Related To Food For Gout
The alkalizing gout diet menu pages are changing to a new format. This is a list of relevant new gout foods pages:
- Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) For Gout Sufferers
- See why Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) is important for gout sufferers. Protect your kidneys with an alkalizing gout diet menu
- Gout Diet Menu: Planning Alkalizing Foods For Gout
- A good gout diet menu should be alkalizing. Do not worry about individual foods. You need this to assess your entire gout diet.
- Alkaline Foods For Gout & Kidney Stone Prevention
- Alkaline foods for gout are hard to understand. This explanation makes sure you avoid the pitfalls of bad gout diet planning
- Diet For Gout Sufferers: Food Tables
- You cannot plan a diet for gout sufferers without food tables. These gout diet tables are the best, and will get even better.
- Can An Alkaline Gout Diet Menu Lower Uric Acid?
- Planning a gout diet menu often includes an alkaline diet. Tasty, healthy, but can it really lower uric acid as a uricosuric?
- Unusual Alkaline Foods Test
- Testing alkaline foods for pH is pointless because you need to know the effects. It can be fun though.
- Gout Diet Menu: Alkaline News And Reviews
- What's on your gout diet menu? Why not find a place for alkalizing foods? They wont fix gout, but they help avoid kidney stones.
- Alkaline Foods: More Myths Exposed
- Alkaline foods are healthier, say some people. But what are the hidden dangers for gout sufferers, and how to avoid the risks?