It isn’t protein that is limited, but foods high in purines many of which are also good sources of protein. Organ meats like liver, kidney, sweetbreads, brains, meat gravies and extracts, sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, scallops and most wild game are not allowed. More than one average portion of meat (beef, veal, pork, chicken or fish) is not recommended. Alcohol is also eliminated. Several vegetable sources of protein should be limited to once a day like dried beans and peas, asparagus, mushrooms, cauliflower, and spinach. Water is recommended for hydration.
However, the first treatment for gout is a drug called allopurinol.