Please give me some information about the amount and type of dietary protein that can significantly increase the uric acid level in blood of apparently normal individuals.
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High uric acid levels in the blood cause uric acid crystals to build up in joints. This leads to gouty arthritis. Gout used to be controlled through diet by decreasing purines (a protein) found in meats, legumes, and other high protein foods.
A drug, Allopurinol is now commonly used to control uric acid levels in the blood. If a person is unable to take this drug, he/she would want to limit eating certain protein foods.
Meats, anchovies, Anchovies, sardines, herring, mussels, tuna, codfish, scallops, trout and haddock (remove fish skin); bacon; organ meats (such as, liver, kidney); tripe; sweetbreads; wild game; goose, yeast extract supplements, asparagus, mushrooms, gravies, sauces and broth made from meat all contain purines. Alcohol also increases the production of uric acid. This can be a difficult nutrition therapy to follow. If you notice, this leaves fruits, vegetables and whole grains to eat!
Protein is needed to maintain and build muscle mass. Cherries and strawberries neutralize uric acid. A person should drink only distilled water also.