Aug 13, 2022

Purine and Uric Acid in blood link

Purine is broken down by body to form Uric Acid. Purine may look useless when Uric Acid is high in serum and you are advised to consume low Purine food.
What purine means?
(PYOOR-een) One of two chemical compounds that cells use to make the building blocks of DNA and RNA. Examples of purines are adenine and guanine. Purines are also found in meat and meat products. They are broken down by the body to form uric acid, which is passed in the urine.


High Purine foods (means which increases Uric Acid in blood):

  • Meat products
  • Pulses but Moong daal is fine.
  • Peas
  • Soya

Actually avoid all meat products till Uric Acid come under control. Other things can be taken in moderation which still have high Purine like Peas.

Is Ghee good in high Uric Acid?

Confusing view on internet but I took it as Ok. 

Is pickle good to have in High Uric Acid?

Pickle is good. it does not raise Uric Acid level and help in digestion.

Most of the answers are very unclear about foods with Purine content. If you ask, can i eat Paneer in High Uric acid case or IS Paneer high Purine food then answers are like:

Do not eat Meat, ... do not eat high fat products etc.. then at last eat low fat diary products. What does this mean? Now, the question is if Paneer is high or low fat? In my search, it is neither high or low fat.