Living with Gout: Guilt-Free Meals

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means huge discounts, sleeping in, and, of course, FOOD! But if you suffer from foot pain because of gout and/or diabetes, sometimes even just thinking about your next meal can cause loads of stress. That’s why we’ve created for you an example of an easy, delicious, and, most importantly, healthy and gout-proof recipe! So, come Monday, you can sit back, relax, and indulge – pain-free!

What you’ll need:

  • Hamburger patty. For a healthier meal, try 90% lean meat, with a 4 oz. patty
  • Wheat hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, sliced pickles

What to do:

Grill the patty for a few minutes on each side until medium or well done. Slap the lettuce on one bun, place grilled patty on top, and place rest of ingredients on the patty. Finish off with top bun. Garnish with a dab of mustard!

And enjoy! While you masticate, remember this: If you suffer from gout, never eat foods rich in purines (liver, sweetbreads, shellfish, etc.). In terms of what you can eat, strive for meals that are low in sodium, trans fat, saturated fat, and sugar, and high in fiber, whole grains, iron, and protein. Consume red meats sparingly. As long as you follow your doctor’s orders regarding your diet, and maintain healthy eating habits, you don’t have to live in fear of food.

Still enjoying that burger? Here’s one more tip for your last few bites: This Labor Day, catch up on sleep, soak in some vitamin D (with sunscreen, of course), and eat for sustenance. Your joints will thank you.

For more information about gout and diabetes management, and the doctors at Healthpointe who can help you live your healthiest life, contact any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the Anaheim clinic near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove.

About Healthpointe:

Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including La Mirada by Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit Healthpointe.net.

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