What is a Purine Controlled Diet? Its a diet containing a minimal quantity of purine bases (meats), liver, kidney, and sweetbread especially are excluded and replaced by dairy products, fruits, and cereals, alcoholic beverages also are excluded.

Characteristics of the Diet. Examples of purine are adenine and guanine which form the nucleotides of nucleic acids and uric acid, which is the end product of purine metabolism. Nitrogen forming foods are then excluded from the diet. Furthermore calorie controlled diet is particularly important for overweight persons with gout. Low fat diet favors excretion of urates.

The purpose of a low-purine diet is not to fully avoid purines. Instead, the goal is to manage how much purine you consume. And to know what types of food and drink to avoid and limit. It helps to learn how your body responds to foods that contain purine.

High sources of purine are liver and other glandular organs, anchovies, sardines and meat extractives.

Moderate sources of purine includes fish, seafoods, meat, fowl, beans, peas, asparagus, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach.

And lastly purine free foods are breads, cereals, milk and milk products, eggs, fruits, vegetables, sugars and other sweets, all beverages.

Purine Controlled Diet Sample Menu:

For breakfast a fresh fruit in season, corn flakes, low fat milk. For lunch you can have vegetable soup, fried hasa-hasa, Baguio pechay guisado, rice, fresh fruit juice. Supper would include patola with misua, fish sarciado, Banana heart kilawin, rice, fresh fruit in season. And lastly for snack in the morning you can have puto with cheese, and on the afternoon an espasol coffee or tea.