Summer season is here which means you’ll probably be attending more BBQ parties in the next few weeks. It’s not a great barbecue unless there’s meat, seafood, and beer, right? While these barbecue essentials are delicious, they can wreak havoc if you have gout. So, no wonder there’s a high incidence of gout during the summer season.
If you want to stay safe during this season, there are some easy tips you can follow. Here’s how you can have a safe (and fun!) summer BBQ season if you have gout.
Watch Your Meat Intake
It can be tempting to feast on that delicious steak your friends and family have prepared for you but that’s the last thing you want to do. This is because this type of meat is very high in purines. Purines become uric acid in the body and if there’s too much, it could lead to a gout attack.
Thankfully, you do not have to avoid all meat! Lean meats like chicken and turkey are great alternatives if you have gout because they don’t have as many purines as other kinds of meat like red meat or organ meats.