Last night I told you about not being able to eat anything with hot chili pepper/spicy seasonings.
I have gout which I inherited from my father. He suffered immensely from the pain of gout attacks. It normally doesn't affect women. The first time I had an attack I was at work and couldn't figure out why the big toe on my left foot was throbbing. My foot around the area of the toe was beginning to swell. I told my supervisor I was going home and called my doctor. One look at me and he knew right away what the problem was. I took medication for years then stopped. One of the aftereffects of taking the drug is kidney failure.
As long as I don't eat the "No, No" foods I am okay. Once in a while I will have some throbbing in the big toe. My left ankle will also throb sometimes. It has been a few years since I've had a really bad attack.
So, the foods I should not eat:
1. any kind of shell fish, seafood...i.e. shrimp, lobster, crab. I can eat all the fish I want, it doesn't bother me.
2. beans...i.e. pinto beans, kidney beans. During the winter time, I want to make chili...can't have it.
3. asparagus...I can eat it in moderation. Like the doctor said "don't eat 3 lbs at one sitting". We love fresh, California asparagus.
4. gravies...in moderation
5. braised meats...like roast beef...in moderation.
I also can't have dairy products. Although I will eat some ice cream once in a while and it won't bother me. I love cheese...sometimes its okay to have, other times NO.
It can be a real bummer sometimes trying to figure out what to eat.
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