Low Purine Diet Purpose of this diet: This diet provides a nutritionally adequate and generally acceptable diet with limitations on purine. This diet is used for disturbances of purine metabolism, gout, uric acid kidney stones.
Food GroupFoods AllowedFoods to Avoid
BeveragesSkim milk, coffee, tea, decaffeinatd drinks, cocoa, carbonated beveragesAlcohol, whole milk, cream
BreadsWhite enriched bread, cornbread, saltine crackersWhole grain products and crackers
CerealsEnriched refined cerealsWhole grain cereals, oatmeal
CheeseCottage, american, swiss or cheddar cheeseAll others
DessertsPlain cookies, angel food cake, custards, gelatin desserts, low-fat puddings, ice milk, and sherbetWhole milk puddings, cakes, pies, ice cream, other rich desserts
EggsSoft or hard cooked, poachedFried eggs
FatsButter, margarine, cream, and vegetable oils. Limit to three teaspoons a dayAll others
Fruits and JuicesAllNone
Meat and FishLean beef, veal, lamb, fish, chicken, and turkey. (Limit to two (2) ounces a dayLiver, sweetbreads, kidney, brains, meat extracts, sardines, anchovies, bacon, frankfurters, luncheon meat, pork and pork products
Potatoes or SubstitutesWhite and sweet potatoes, macaroni noodles, refined rice, spaghettiWhole grain rice, fried rice, fried potatoes, potato chips
SoupsSoups made from skim mild and allowed vegetablesMeat extract soups, bouillon, consume
Vegetables(Eat at least two servings daily)All except those listed to avoidLima beans, peas, beans, lentils, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms
MiscellaneousSalt, herbs, nuts, pickles, popcorn, vinegar, flavorings, condimentsGravy