June 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm #3595IconoclastParticipant
I've read conflicting information on the internet (big surprise!)? Some sites say that mushrooms are high in purines and should be avoided and others say that mushrooms don't increase uric acid levels.? Can anyone give some insight on how safe mushrooms are for people with gout?? ThanksJuly 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm #11682Keith Taylor (GoutPal Admin)Participant
Beware conflicting information! Also beware misinformation about purines, as a simple count of total purines is not relevant (though not a trap I have always avoided). Most authorities now accept that vegetable purines do not easily convert to uric acid. Meat and fish will, but mushrooms fall somewhere between (as do other fungal products like yeast).
Bear in mind that we never eat one food in isolation, so total purine intake is what matters. Also non-purine proteins mixed with any gout-purine food will reduce the potential effect on uric acid as they promote purine excretion. Would you like my recipe for cheese stuffed mushrooms?July 2, 2011 at 6:32 am #11685zip2playParticipant
Mushrooms + allopurinol = NO URIC ACID!July 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm #11689IconoclastParticipant
good to know.? i love mushrooms and they are cheap and plentiful in japan.? thanks for clearing that upJuly 8, 2011 at 11:26 am #11699odoParticipant
Before I was on Allo, I used Reishi mushroom powder, one summer, for hayfever, but this coincided with one of my bad periods of gout so I stopped using it because of the potentially high purine content. Might give it another go now; it was very effective.August 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm #11876robcosiacParticipant
what about shitake mushroom does it help for goutAugust 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm #11880Keith Taylor (GoutPal Admin)Participant
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