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Foods for Uric Acid Nephropathy

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-27 17:27

Uric Acid Nephropathy FoodsUric Acid Nephropathy is a secondary nephropathy in which patients have a high uric acid level. For patients, they should take the food containing less uric acid. Read on and find food and the food that should be avoided for patients.

Foods should be avoided

Patients with uric acid nephropathy, are suggested to limit or avoid the purine-rich food, which includes as follows:

- oatmeal

- spinach

- dried beans, peas and lentils

- mushrooms

- beer

- cauliflower

- wine

- asparagus

Food for uric acid nephropathy

Uric acid nephropathy is a painful inflammation happens in the kidneys. The study showed that supplemental vitamin C intake may be good in preventing the further damages of the disease.

The following are rich resources of Vitamin C:

- tomato

- orange

- tangerines

- grapefruit

- red and green peppers

- guava

- kiwi

- papaya

- broccoli

- Brussels sprouts

- Sweet potatoes

Research data demonstrated that men consuming 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C daily reduced their risk of developing gout when compared to men who consumed less than 250 milligrams daily. The study, which spanned over 20 years, compared both food and supplemental vitamin C intake and found that as vitamin C intake increased, the risk of gout decreased.

Other suggestions on diet

Besides the information above, here still some suggestions for the diet of uric acid nephropathy.

- Choose low purine foods. For instance, limit meat, fish and poultry and instead draw more of your protein from low-purine foods such as eggs, tofu and low-fat dairy products.

- Take more vegetables and fruits. Green leafy vegetables (lettuce, cabbage, broccoli) are recommended for gout sufferers. Other vegetables that can help hold off gout attacks include carrots, beets, cucumbers and string beans.

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