Should people with gout eat tuna?

When processing fresh tuna or canned tuna, people with gout should choose vegetable oils rich in anti-inflammatory properties, such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil and hemp seed oil.

People with gout are also advised to avoid deep-fried foods and maintain a low-carb diet. When cooking tuna should leave the fire small or fry quickly to avoid crushing.

People with gout if they consume too much tuna can increase uric acid levels in the blood, leading to gout outbreaks.

Studies have demonstrated that people with gout who consume a lot of purines-containing foods can increase uric acid levels in the blood, leading to gout outbreaks.

Excess purines combined with ineffective rejection of uric acid through the kidneys can cause this substance to build up in the blood, cause gout attacks and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and metabolic syndrome.

Tuna and other cold water fish are good for health but have relatively high levels of purines.

However, tuna is not quite the “dark” food that people with gout need to remove from the menu.

According to experts, people with gout or at risk of gout can still eat tuna but at low levels and consume in moderation.