Food For Gout Sufferers?
Assalamualaykum, doctor, sya mo asked, can sufferers of gout, consume cabbage?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Gout or gout is a disease that occurs when uric acid levels in the blood are too high. If it is too high, then uric acid will form crystals in the joints, and this is what triggers pain and swelling as the main symptoms of gout.
Among the factors that increase the risk of someone experiencing this disease are:
Have a family who also suffers from gout.
Just injured or had surgery.
Have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, leukemia, anemia, hypertension, and obesity.
Consuming alcoholic drinks and high-sugar drinks
Eating foods with high purine content, such as red meat, animal innards, anchovies and tuna
Using drugs, such as diuretics, aspirin, ciclosporin, and some chemotherapy drugs.
Regarding your question, cabbage is indeed one of the foods that contain high purines. However, some studies say that high levels of purines derived from vegetables will not increase the risk of gout. However, cabbage, spinach, mushrooms, peas, long beans, kidney beans and asparagus should be consumed in a limited and modest way. So, hopefully answering your question.