Feb 11, 2024, 07:01 PM IST

7 foods that cause uric acid level spike

Ritik Raj

Here are seven foods that cause uric acid level spike:

Seafood - Anchovies, sardines, mackerel and scallops are examples of seafood high in purines that can raise uric acid levels. 

Organ meats - such as the liver, kidney, and heart, are high in purines and may contribute to elevated uric acid levels.

Processed Foods - Foods high in fructose, like sugar-filled drinks and processed snacks, have been linked to increased levels of uric acid.

Alcohol - Wine and spirits may also have a small role, but beer has been specifically connected to increased uric acid levels.

Sugary Foods - Consuming too many sugar-filled meals and drinks has been linked to elevated uric acid levels.

Certain Vegetables - Although most vegetables are healthful, some, like spinach, asparagus, and cauliflower, have a moderate amount of purines.

Red meat - such as beef, lamb, and pork, has a high purine content, which can cause elevated uric acid levels.

This content, including advice, gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion.