Healthy eating and arthritis
The best diet for arthritis is a healthy, balanced one to maintain your general health and prevent other medical problems. No diet has been proven to cure arthritis. Be very cautious of special diets or supplements that claim to cure arthritis.
To learn more download the 'healthy eating and arthritis' information sheet which addresses some common myths about food and arthritis as well as general information about healthy eating and where to go for further information and advice. This sheet does NOT provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
Gout is a type of arthritis associated with elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a normal waste product formed from the breakdown of food, particularly compounds called purines. It is believed that lowering uric acid levels through small changes in your diet may helpe reduce the change of future gout attacks.
To learn more download the 'gout and diet' information sheet which provides general information about diet and gout, as well as where to go for further information and advice. It does NOT provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.