Staying well-hydrated is crucial for flushing excess uric acid from the body. Drink plenty of water to help with this process.
Uric acid is a byproduct of purine metabolism. Reducing purine-rich foods can help lower uric acid levels. Foods to limit include organ meats, red meat, game meats, and some seafood like anchovies, sardines, and scallops.
Limit high-protein diets, as excessive protein consumption can increase uric acid levels. Choose lean protein sources like poultry and plant-based proteins like tofu and legumes.
Low-fat dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese may have a protective effect on uric acid levels. They contain proteins that can help excrete uric acid.
Some studies suggest that cherries, particularly tart cherries, can help reduce uric acid levels and lower the risk of gout attacks.
Blueberries, strawberries, and other berries are rich in antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation associated with gout.
Foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, kiwi, and bell peppers, have been linked to lower uric acid levels.
Some research suggests that moderate coffee consumption may help lower uric acid levels.