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Does Asparagus Cause Gout?

By September 14, 2022No Comments2 min read

According to the Mayo Clinic: No, Asparagus does not cause gout.

“Vegetables high in purines: Research has shown that vegetables high in purines do not increase the risk of gout or recurring gout attacks. High-purine vegetables, such as asparagus, spinach, peas, cauliflower, or mushrooms, can be included in a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. You can also eat beans or lentils, which are moderately high in purines but high in protein.”


Our Experience:

Thousands upon thousands of people have shared their personal Gout experiences with us over the years, and many of them agree that certain foods are to blame for their attacks. This may make sense in theory. Many people, however, fail to recognize that an attack is the culmination of several events and consumption that eventually lead up to that breaking point. There may be a high purine food that appears to be the sole culprit, when in fact it was the one thing that tipped the already existing build up over, resulting in the acute Gout attack.

Understanding the various stages of gout, as well as all of the contributors, can provide you with a much wiser system of avoidance that won’t have you wondering whether to trade a healthy, higher purine vegetable for a low-purine, but unhealthy food choice like sugar.