Do Eggs Belong in a Gout Diet?

Eggs are a practically perfect food: they’re incredibly nutritious and inexpensive, have 70 calories per serving, and are delicious in breakfast dishes, baked products, and other dishes. There are numerous aspects to consider when purchasing eggs, including price and nutrition.

We all love them and eat them! Scrambled, hard-boiled, sunny-side-up, you name it! But are they suitable for the gout sufferer? Let’s take a look and find out!

What Is Gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that targets joints, causing severe pain and swelling, most notably in the big toe and fingers. Gout may however, affect other areas of the body, such as the wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles.

Gout flares occur when high levels of uric acid in the body, including the bloodstream, cause urate crystals to develop and accumulate in and around the joints. This is a condition known as “hyperuricemia.” This attracts and activates white blood cells, resulting in gout attacks or “flares.”

High uric acid levels may potentially lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). As uric acid travels via the blood to the kidneys, it is added to the urine and excreted.

When there is an excess of uric acid, the kidneys cannot eliminate it, and it accumulates in the blood. Uric acid may also cause kidney stones, which may also cause infection, scarring, and, eventually, renal failure.

Eggs Provide a Full Protein Solution

Most eggs contain omega-3 fats; however, it all depends on how the farmer feeds the chickens. The amount of omega-3s in the hens’ diets before they lay eggs will impact how much omega-3 is present in those eggs. Eggs are beneficial to those of us who have gout since they are high in protein and have a low purine level.

Furthermore, eggs carry all of the B vitamins from B1 to B12 including choline, biotin, and folic acid. No other food has a higher concentration of choline than eggs. An adult woman needs 425 mg of choline in her diet a day and a man needs 550 mg a day. One egg provides 100 mg of choline.

Choline helps keep your cell membranes working properly and plays a role in nerve communications. It also helps to minimize chronic inflammation and prevents the building of homocysteine in your blood, which may lead to heart disease. Eggs are also low in calories; two eggs typically provide only 150-175 calories!

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The Perfect Way to Replace Meat in Your Diet

If we want to replace a meal without eating meat, eggs are a terrific option. Eggs, like meat, are abundant in protein and may help you reduce your uric acid levels. Don’t forget to be a glutton and go eating eggs every day, 1 to 6 eggs a week is perfectly fine.

Why? Because eggs are high in fat, consuming them every day will lead to health problems down the road!

One egg has 6 grams of protein, which includes all nine “essential” amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. That’s significant since those are the ones your body cannot produce on its own. The egg white contains almost half of the protein and only a minor amount of fat and cholesterol.

The Truth About Cholesterol in Eggs

The fact that egg yolks contain cholesterol has contributed to much of the misinformation around eggs. While some cholesterol in our bodies is necessary, the kind and amount of cholesterol in our blood corresponds with the risk of developing heart disease.

Chicken eggs are a low-cost source of protein and other nutrients. They are high in cholesterol by nature. However, eggs don’t seem to raise cholesterol levels, unlike certain other foods, such as those high in trans and saturated fats.

Good (HDL) vs Bad (LDL) Cholesterol

Cholesterol is divided into two types based on the type of lipoprotein with which it is associated. These are LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.

  1. LDL Cholesterol: When people discuss the harmful health impacts of cholesterol, they frequently refer to total cholesterol levels as well as LDL cholesterol levels. This is what most people believe to be “bad” cholesterol. When a person’s blood contains an excessive amount of LDL cholesterol, it might cling to the walls of their blood vessels. This cholesterol buildup may result in plaques that restrict the arteries over time. This makes blood flow more difficult, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  2. HDL Cholesterol: HDL cholesterol is regarded as the “good” cholesterol. It aids in the control of harmful cholesterol by carrying it to the liver, which recycles or eliminates it from the body.

Eggs May Help in the Production of ‘Good’ Cholesterol

Remember that eggs are animal-based since they are derived from animals. In that respect, you should limit them in your diet, as opposed to complex carbs, which burn cleanly and may be consumed at any time.

Eggs need to be limited in your daily diet since fat is the #1 killer in the US which you can read more about in my ebook Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet & Cookbook. Eggs tend to get a bad rap since they are often eaten in the US during breakfast and are usually fried!

In addition, eggs are commonly served with bacon, ham, and sausage, which are all high in fat! As a result, it has been added to the list of risk factors that may increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol.

However, foods commonly eaten with eggs, such as bacon, sausage, and ham, may do more to increase heart disease risk than eggs. Furthermore, the way eggs and other foods are cooked, particularly if fried with oil or butter, may play a larger influence on the elevated risk of heart disease than eggs themselves.

You’re probably aware that frying eggs elevates LDL (bad cholesterol). However, did you know that cooking eggs boost HDL (good cholesterol) levels?

This “good” cholesterol, known as HDL, appears to increase in persons who eat three or more eggs each day. Of course, LDL, the “bad” form, rises as well. However, the individual pieces of each become larger. That makes the bad stuff harder to harm you and the good stuff simpler to clear away.

What is The Best Way to Eat Your Eggs?

Unfortunately, there is only one way to eat your eggs and that is hard-boiled. I know this is a bummer to learn for most of you including myself since I used to love eating my eggs sunny-side-up.

Putting your eggs on the pan and frying them either sunny-side-up or scrambled is a big no-no! Even though some health gurus say “add some olive oil”, or “it’ll be healthy”, don’t do it!

By frying the eggs in butter, Pam, olive oil, or any other type of oil, you increase the free radicals which cause diseases and eventually destroy your health. I repeat, the only way to eat your eggs from now on is boiled.

Besides, eating your eggs boiled is how you get all the nutrients that an egg provides. Let’s cut the nonsense that health gurus tell you! And don’t go eating just the egg white or just the egg yolk, eat both!

Yes, the egg yolk is where all the fat is but that’s where all the healthy minerals and vitamins are in like omega-3s, carotenoids, vitamins A, B5, B6, B12D, E, K, folate, choline, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron and manganese! The egg yolk is richer than the egg white, so don’t skimp on it!

Finally, you can also have your eggs poached, boiling them in hot water, adding some white vinegar so it can help the egg stay together, and then adding it to your whole wheat toast, as long as your eggs are not fried, you are fine!

Is Cholesterol a Gout Risk Factor?

We noted in our earlier post, “Gout and Cholesterol,” that having high cholesterol levels does not necessarily raise your chance of developing gout. However, elevated blood cholesterol, like gout, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

High uric acid levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to research. Whether gout or high cholesterol arrived first, having both conditions increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

People who are being treated for excessive cholesterol levels are frequently prescribed diuretics, also known as water pills. However, did you know that diuretics may also cause gout?

Gout may contribute to elevated cholesterol and lipid levels. As a result, all gout patients must monitor not just their uric acid levels but also their cholesterol levels.

Top Health Benefits of Consuming Eggs

As you can see, I value eggs, albeit with some reservations. Nonetheless, I believe eggs are one of the few meals that should be designated as “superfoods,” because they are high in nutrients, some of which are uncommon in the modern diet.

Here are 10 health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in human trials, including several that have already been discussed.

#1) High in Cholesterol but Have No Negative Effect on Blood Cholesterol

A single egg has 212 mg, which is more than half of the daily recommended consumption of 300 mg. However, it’s crucial to remember that consuming cholesterol does not always result in higher blood cholesterol levels.

Every day, the liver creates a considerable amount of cholesterol. According to research, when you increase your dietary cholesterol consumption, your liver just produces less cholesterol to balance.

Nonetheless, studies show that people’s reactions to eating eggs vary:

  • Eggs have little effect on cholesterol in 70% of persons.
  • Eggs may mildly boost total and LDL cholesterol in the remaining 30% (dubbed “hyper responders”).

#2) Amazingly Nutritious

Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. A whole egg has all of the ingredients needed to develop a single cell into a baby chicken. A single large boiled egg comprises the following ingredients:

  • 5% of the RDA for Folate
  • 5% of the RDA for Folate 9% of the RDA for phosphorus
  • 22% of the RDA for Selenium
  • 7% of the RDA for Vitamin B5.
  • 6% of the RDA for Vitamin A
  • 9% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.
  • 15% of the RDA for Vitamin B2
  • Eggs are also high in Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Zinc.

This has 77 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of healthy fat. Eggs also include a variety of trace elements that are beneficial to health. Eggs are practically the ideal food. They have a small amount of practically every nutrient you require.

If you can find pastured or omega-3 fortified eggs, that’s even better. They have more omega-3 fat and are substantially higher in vitamins A and E.

#3) Contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin

One of the drawbacks of aging is that one’s vision deteriorates. Several nutrients may help in the battle against some of the degenerative processes that might impair our eyes. Fortunately, Lutein and Zeaxanthin are antioxidants with significant eye health benefits.

They are potent antioxidants found in the retina of the eye. Consuming enough amounts of these nutrients have been shown in studies to greatly reduce the incidence of cataracts and macular degeneration, two extremely prevalent eye problems.

Both lutein and zeaxanthin are abundant in egg yolks. In one controlled trial, consuming just 1.3 egg yolks each day for 4.5 weeks boosted blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin by 28-50% and 114-142%, respectively.

Eggs are also high in vitamin A, which is worth mentioning again. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

#4) May Help With the Prevention of Heart Disease

LDL cholesterol is commonly known as “bad” cholesterol. High LDL levels are widely known to be associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

However, many people are unaware that LDL is classified into subtypes based on particle size. There are two types of LDL particles: small, dense LDL particles and giant LDL particles.

Many studies have indicated that those with mostly small, dense LDL particles are more likely to develop heart disease than people with predominantly large LDL particles.

Even while eggs may cause a minor increase in LDL cholesterol in certain people, studies suggest that the particles transform from small, dense to large LDL, which is a good thing.

#5) Contains Choline

Choline is an important nutrient that many people do not get enough of. It is a nutrient that most people are unaware of, even though it is an extremely important chemical that is frequently paired with B vitamins.

Choline is needed to form cell membranes and has a role in the production of signaling molecules in the brain, among other things. Because the symptoms of choline insufficiency are severe, it is thankfully uncommon.

Whole eggs are a good source of choline. A single egg offers almost 100 milligrams of this vital vitamin.

#6) Contains Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs That May Help Lower Triglycerides

Not all eggs are created equal, and the nutritional content of eggs varies depending on how well-fed and cared-for the chickens were. In general, eggs from hens raised on pasture or fed meals fortified with omega-3 fatty acids have significantly higher omega-3 fatty acid content.

Triglyceride levels in the blood are a well-known risk factor for heart disease, and omega-3 fatty acids are proven to lower these levels. According to studies, eating eggs that are omega-3 loaded is a highly efficient strategy to lower blood triglycerides.

One study found that consuming just five omega-3-enriched eggs each week for three weeks lowered triglycerides by 16–18%.

#7) High in Protein Quality

Proteins are the most important components of the human body. They are used in the synthesis of a variety of tissues and molecules that serve both structural and functional purposes. Eggs, in addition to being high in high-quality proteins, also contain the essential amino acids in the proper ratios.

Getting enough protein in your diet is critical, and studies reveal that the currently recommended quantities may be inadequate. A single big egg has six grams of protein, making it a great source of protein.

Because eggs contain all of the essential amino acids in the proper ratios, your body should be well to use the protein in them. Eating enough protein may aid with weight loss, muscle mass gain, blood pressure control, and bone health, to mention a few benefits.

#8) The Myth That Eggs Raise the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke May Be Exaggerated

Eggs have been wrongly maligned for many decades. They are said to be damaging to the heart since they contain cholesterol. Many recent studies have investigated the relationship between egg consumption and the risk of heart disease.

A meta-analysis of 17 trials with a total of 263,938 participants found no link between egg consumption and heart disease or stroke. Much additional research, unsurprisingly, has reached the same conclusion.

Some studies, however, have revealed that persons with diabetes who eat eggs have a higher risk of heart disease. Because these types of research may only reveal statistical associations, it’s unclear whether the eggs are truly causing the elevated risk. They are unable to demonstrate that eggs caused anything.

People who consume a lot of eggs and have diabetes may be less health-conscious on average. Eating eggs on a low-carb diet, which is by far the optimal diet for persons with diabetes, improves risk factors for heart disease.

#9) Eggs Are Filling and Tend to Cause You to Eat Fewer Calories, Assisting You in Losing Weight

Eggs, despite their small size, are very filling. They contain a lot of protein, and protein is by far the most satiating macronutrient. This is why they have a high satiety index rating. The index helps to evaluate a food’s ability to create feelings of fullness and hence limit later calorie consumption.

Eating eggs instead of bagels for breakfast enhanced feelings of fullness in one study of 30 overweight women. It also caused them to eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours.

How Should I Buy My Eggs?

The best way to buy your eggs is from a farm, if possible. Speak to the farmer and find out how the chickens were raised and fed. The best eggs are those that have been “pasture-raised” or “pastured.”

However, phrases such as “free-range” or “cage-free” may appear on the box. This indicates the hens were grown in a grassland environment outside. These are by far the best-tasting and nutritionally rich eggs you can eat!

I remember when I was 8 years old and I visited my grandmother’s village in Cephalonia, a population of 22. She showed me the entire process of a chicken carrying her eggs. We used to visit her nest every day to check up on her until she laid them until the time was right for the chicks to come out! Wow!

It was an amazing sight to see 12 chicks running about my grandmother’s backyard. And what a difference those eggs made when compared to the junk they sell at supermarkets. A gout diet should include hard-boiled eggs.

Personally, I love adding them to my salad for supper or cutting them up in slices and adding them to a sandwich. Make sure to eat a pair of hard-boiled eggs at least once a week.

What to Look for When Purchasing Eggs

It’s not always possible to go to a farm to buy the freshest eggs available. The reality is that most people get their eggs from their local grocery stores.

The good news is that egg growers take great care on the farm and adhere to food safety standards and regulations. It is your responsibility to keep your eggs secure once they have been properly transported to the store.

Keep the following points in mind when shopping for safe, high-quality eggs:

  • Always buy eggs in a refrigerated case.
  • Check the expiration date.
  • Examine for cracks.
  • Keep an eye out for the UDSA grading mark or shield.
  • Choose the most practical and cost-effective egg size.

Conclusion

Because eggs are naturally low in purines, they are a healthy protein source for patients with gout. Although consuming foods with reduced purine content may help lessen the amount and intensity of gout attacks, you will almost certainly need medication to lower the uric acid concentration in your blood to treat this condition correctly.

Consult your doctor about the different methods you might relieve gout pain, including adopting a uric acid-lowering diet.

Posted by Spiro Koulouris

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    55 replies to "Gout and Eggs"

    • Kagan Keskin

      Dear Koulouris,
      Thank you very much for making this site and guiding people. I would also like to share my experiences. I have suffered from attacks for about 4 years. I had 7-8 attacks. Doctors looked at uric acid when he had an attack, but when he had an attack, the uric acid values ​​were already low. It is necessary to consult with specialist doctors in this field, not practitioners.

      I used allupurinol but it was not the solution I wanted. Moreover, they wanted me to use colchicine every day. I chose to struggle by controlling my meals. I started eliminating food. I had a uric acid test done after each elimination. Maybe it can help readers:

      The egg did not raise my uric acid. What I suspected was fatty foods (specially nuts) and coffee. There is a lot of misinformation about coffee on the internet. But I also learned that caffeine is an alkaloid type of purine. It’s better to consume less.
      My uric acid, which was 9.60, dropped to 8.00 in 35 days.
      I cut out dairy products, nuts, all fatty foods, and coffee. I ate 2 eggs every day, sometimes I didn’t eat the yellow part of one. I drank 1-2 cups of green tea or other herbal teas a day. I just added some Peas to my meals. I drank 2-3 liters of natural spring water with a PH of 8.22 (it was naturally the highest pH water I could find). Since there are many olive varieties in Turkey, I used to consume green olives for breakfast a lot. I also changed this and consumed only 4-5 green olives. But my wife always used olive oil in cooking. I preferred the pilaf made with Basmati rice and the grechka pilaf. I ate small amounts of watermelon, cherries and apricots. I consumed a lot of vegetables such as arugula, cress, parsley, zucchini, green onions and eggplant. In addition to these, I ate a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers and red cabbage. I did not drink vinegar or lemon water, although some recommendations were presented as helpful. This was my diet. Gout can develop differently for everyone. What I write is for informational purposes only. You should make the best decision together with your doctor.

      Have a healthy day.

    • Kagan Keskin

      Dear Koulouris,
      Thank you very much for making this site and guiding people. I would also like to share my experiences. I have suffered from attacks for about 4 years. I had 7-8 attacks. Doctors looked at uric acid when he had an attack, but when he had an attack, the uric acid values ​​were already low. It is necessary to consult with specialist doctors in this field, not practitioners.

      I used allupurinol but it was not the solution I wanted. Moreover, they wanted me to use colchicine every day. I chose to struggle by controlling my meals. I started eliminating food. I had a uric acid test done after each elimination. Maybe it can help readers:

      The egg did not raise my uric acid. What I suspected was fatty foods (specially nuts) and coffee. There is a lot of misinformation about coffee on the internet. But I also learned that caffeine is an alkaloid type of purine. It’s better to consume less.
      My uric acid, which was 9.60, dropped to 8.00 in 35 days.
      I cut out dairy products, nuts, all fatty foods, and coffee. I ate 2 eggs every day, sometimes I didn’t eat the yellow part of one. I drank 1-2 cups of green tea or other herbal teas a day. I just added some Peas to my meals. I drank 2-3 liters of natural spring water with a PH of 8.22 (it was naturally the highest pH water I could find). Since there are many olive varieties in Turkey, I used to consume green olives for breakfast a lot. I also changed this and consumed only 4-5 green olives. But my wife always used olive oil in cooking. I preferred the pilaf made with Basmati rice and the grechka pilaf. I ate small amounts of watermelon, cherries and apricots. I consumed a lot of vegetables such as arugula, cress, parsley, zucchini, green onions and eggplant. In addition to these, I ate a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers and red cabbage. I did not drink vinegar or lemon water, although some recommendations were presented as helpful. This was my diet. Gout can develop differently for everyone. What I write is for informational purposes only. You should make the best decision together with your doctor.

      Have a healthy day.

    • Bill Cavanagh

      I have read eggs are poorly promoted. The HDL in eggs combines with the LDL that lines the arteries, to flush the LDL, bad cholesterol, out of the body via the bile, through the liver and passed when we go to the bathroom. Didn’t realize frying eggs was no good for the Gout, I’ll will start to boil this morning. Thanks, Bill
      PS just recently had a Gout flair up after eating seafood too often. Previously tried all the medications only after eating cherries after every meal did Gout go away. Back on allopurinol always on cherries will stop eating seafood

    • Kim

      I thought I ate too many eggs, guess I need to eat more.

    • M Asfand Yar Khan

      I am a medical student. For the last 3 weeks I was having pain in cervical and thoracic regions, so went to doctor and all blood test are recommended like blood sugar, esr and uric acid etc even MRI. Everthing was normal except my uric acid level which was 510, so please suggest me about the best diet and other treatment for this.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Read my post on Gout Diet and avoid meat, alcohol, sugary foods & beverages, processed foods, seafood. Drink only water, herbal teas and coffee.

      • Doris Leyba

        In addition to a gout diet you will still experience gout attacks, add uric acid pull out foods, like watermelon, Black Cherry Juice, etc.

    • Phyllis Kasper

      I do not know what to eat at all. I’m 79 & can’t exercise due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. I normally eat one egg/day, and either chicken or beef. Love sausage. No pork. Am allergic to the whole grass family, especially to gluten, so avoid grains. Also sensitive to Lectins, so most fruits and veggies are out Help!!My uric acid is 6.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Skip the sausage Phyllis, processed meats are the worse for your health. Try and visit a nutritionist who will take note of your allergies and sensitivities to certain types of foods and fix you a plan that you can follow. Try gluten free breads, pastas and rices, try and replace animal protein with beans. Good luck!

        • Doris Leyba

          Loved beans, great sub for meat, couldnt understand why I was still getting gout attacks; the reason BEANS one needs to eat them but they are a gout no, no. Exercise helps to control the fat from the foods that do not have high purines. Cauliflower (sp ck) isnt great for gout either.

      • Doris Leyba

        Oh No! Phyllis Kasper exercise is the best thing, the oldest woman in our fitness class is 83. Keeping your muscle stengthened helps to cope with “Arthur” particularly gout, is what I have; even walking is exercise, just DO It! Nike is correct. lol

    • taherk

      Hi, I recently got my blood test reports which is 7.3, I consume 4 boiled eggs (2 whole,2 white only) everyday after workout. I lift heavy weights and my doctor said that my uric acid level is high. I am 18 years of age. Any advice? My activity level is high so I am wondering if I should reduce my eggs intake daily.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Yeah that’s too much fat for your body. Fat should consist of 10% of your daily calories just like protein. 2 eggs is more than enough in one day and then remember you can’t go eating any more fat for the rest of the day, so no cheese, butter, yogurt, milk etc…

    • Dan

      Is it ok to scramble eggs without adding them on a nonstick pan? I crack three eggs in a pan with no oil or anything and then I mix them together until they are like scrambled eggs. Very tasty and easy. Sometimes I add some chicken breast that I chunked up.

    • Dikron

      Hi Spiro,

      Glad I found you. Wealth of info. Maybe too much. I love eggs too, but for me it’s also an easy solution to a meal (3 eggs to a sitting and 2-4 times a week.) Unfortunately, I prefer scramble, with olive oil – liberally. I don’t eat a lot of red meat anyway. Do eat some fish and a lot of chicken.

      What I wonder about is how to get in the required number of meals a day with such a restricted list of options. Is there a good sample menu plan. Also, I see a lot of contridiction out there regarding what to eat (i.e. mayo clinic has tuna on list to avoid others say it’s okay.) What is your take on nuts, what kind, how much, how often? Is each person supposed to do a trial and error to see what does and does not effect him? Thanks and sorry for all the questions.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Dikron!

        Basically you need to eat 80% of your daily calories as complex carbohydrates such as fresh vegetables, legumes, beans, 100% whole grain breads, pastas and rices. There are a gazillion delicious recipes that you can prepare and will make you feel full online.

        10% of your daily calories should be protein as in lean cuts of beef, turkey, chicken breast and fish. Finally, the last 10% of your daily calories should be fat as in yogurt, milk, cheese, eggs, butter etc…So I recommend you eat your eggs boiled and not scrambled. It’s the cooking oil that raises uric acid levels plus it’s gonna raise your cholesterol. If you really enjoy it just have it once a blue moon. Everything takes effort and discipline when it comes to changing your diet.

        To answer your question about nuts, you can have a handful of them a day. Try and eat them raw with no vegetable oil on them and salt.

    • Idris

      Hi Spiro!

      I have gout and I really really just can’t give up eating meat. Please need advice on the wisest meat choice I can take best for gout. I’m thinking of cow skin or turkey/duck. What do you think?

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Stick to lean meats, best are chicken breast and turkey. Lean beef and lamb. No pork or processed meats like sausages, hot dogs, cold cuts etc..

    • Ganesh

      Does smoking affect gout I have uric acid level 8.4?

    • Butch

      Hi Spiro!

      I have hypertension and I’m suffering pain in my knee, hips and even my fingers. My uric acid result is 10.6 . This tart cherry product can reduce my uric. I’m planning to purchase . I’m here in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

      thank you

    • Dave

      How about scrambeld eggs using water not grease. [ with brocolli ]

      • Spiro Koulouris

        If you really enjoy scrambled eggs and it’s your favourite way to eat it, then yes water is the best option and adding broccoli doesn’t hurt. Enjoy!

    • Marleo Hernandez

      Hello, Sir I’m a gout sufferer, what kind of egg is good for me? White egg or organic egg is good for me or both of them? Is milk good for me as well? And what kind of milk?

      Thank you.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Marleo!

        Organic eggs are preferable of course. As for milk, again I’d go with organic as well!

    • Beach Bum

      What about deviled eggs? What would you add to the yoke that is safe?

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Yes they are boiled eggs so that is fine. You can add mustard, mayonnaise, diced pickles, chipotle chillies, turmeric, cayenne pepper, olives, pimentos, poppyseed, thyme, cilantro, minced onion, capers, sour cream, chives…these are some of the healthiest recipes for deviled eggs I would go with!

    • Zahir

      First of all thanks to have accepted me to join the forum.

      I am 50 years old, Asian, and was diagnose with lungs sarcoidosis in 2009 in India while a checkup. But Doctor said nothing to worry about it.

      In 2013 I had kidneys stones in my kidneys and had a laser surgery in Nairobi KENYA. At that present while doing blood count they found out that the uric acid level was quiet high and they put me on Allopurinol. The doctor at that time said it was because of high protein diet.

      I have been lifting weight since 1992 and used to take supplements like whey protein, vitamins, etc.. But he Doctor said to me to stop taking the supplements and I had too. I kept on producing stones every now and then, went back to Nairobi they did 24 hour urine check but nothing came up.

      In 2016 again had laser surgery to remove the stones, but in the meantime I used to expel them.

      Still after 2016 I am having kidney stones trying to drink plenty of water, Apple Cider Vinegar in water, sometimes for about ten days morning and night lemon and olive oil.

      Recently my wife who’s in Canada she googles and found out about chanca piedra tablets and in liquids I am taking those for the moment.

      I had a recent gout attack although I was on Zylloric for a few months.

      I had some attacks but always involved one foot but this time booth of the feet, the right was in pain and a bit in left too.

      So went to see the Doctor he did blood count and found out the uric acid level normal, but still sign were there that that was gout attack. He gave me to tale collcichine 1 mg, 2 tablets per day, and diclofenac also twice a day.

      Need to ask you advices what should I do???

      Are avocadoes, banana, pineapple, brown bread, coffee 2 cups only or ginger tea also two cups, without sugar, eggs bad for you?

      Let me know Sir and THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

      I leave in a small country called BURUNDI capital is Bujumbura in Central Africa since my birth.

      Very Respectfully,

      Zahir

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Zahir!

        Thank you for your email!

        Your question is about this question: “Are avocadoes, banana, pineapple, brown bread, coffee 2 cups only or ginger tea also two cups, without sugar, eggs bad for you?”

        Avocadoes are fine, bananas are fine, pineapple is fine, brown bread should be 100% whole grain bread and not just flour only. Coffee is fine, read my post on gout and coffee, it helps cleanse the liver. Ginger is fantastic! Again helps with inflammation. Eggs you can only eat boiled. Not fried or scrambled, poached is fine too.

        Good luck!

        Spiro

    • […] Eggs in a Gout Diet […]

    • Wayne

      I am currently trying to narrow down suitable foods. The use of eggs for gout seems to vary in searches, many seem to say their gout is exacerbated by eating eggs.

      Maybe the PH levels might contribute?
      Eggs, White 7.0 – 9.0 – Yolk 6.4

      • T

        Some sites vary. They go by old news.

        I mean, this very site says pigs are dirty when they’re famously clean!

        But to think that’s how they end up on the plate is not scientific.

        Eggs are safe generally. Same tomatoes, chicken… You’ll be fine.

        Beware of disinformation. No two gout websites tell you the same thing.

    • calvaise mcphee

      If you purchase eggs in the food store would Eggland be a good product. Since I don’t live near a farm I need to know.

    • Carol

      How about soft boiled eggs? You can still have hot eggs. Is this OK?

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Carol!

        Yes best way to eat your eggs is soft boiled. That’s how I eat my eggs!

    • Mike H

      “Eggs need to be limited in your daily diet since fat is #1 killer in the US which you can read more about in my ebook Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet & Cookbook.”

      Wrong as pointed out by other comments. Obesity (heart disease, type 2 etc.)is the #1 killer and it is caused by not eating enough saturated animal fats and eating too many carbohydrates and proteins that the body converts into fat.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Mike!

        You are correct that heart disease is #1 killer but the main cause of these diseases if fat with sugar a close 2nd.

    • Bob

      No mention here of a critical egg factor. Anti-biotic free! And I don’t buy into the idea that the only way to eat an egg is hard boiled. Soft boiled, fried with low heat in a non-stick pan, same with scrambled – I think we are getting a little obsessed. JMO.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Bob!

        Cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol when you fry even in low heat, sure less free-radicals with low heat and non-stick pan (which is toxic by the way), less fat and cholesterol when they are scrambled, but nothing beats soft boiled. That’s the truth and it’s common sense.

        • P Phan

          so if non stick pans are toxic, which type of pan should we use to cook? ( new too cooking and new to gout)

          • Spiro Koulouris

            Best not to cook with pans since it is almost like frying your food, yes it is not considered deep frying but heating your food very high is bad for not only for your gout but for your overall health. If you do it occassionally, best to use some butter, the old-fashioned way. Butter is a healthy fat.

            • P Phan

              Thank you!

            • Krista

              Tin lined copper pans are non stick and non reactive. They should be handled with care to not destroy the tin lining. On the bright side, when tin wears off of pans, they can be retinned. Non stick coated pans may add undesireable chemicals to your food especially when scratched and cannot be refinished so must be discarded. Copper with tin lining is the way to go.

    • Andrew

      is ok to buy eggs from a supermaket, or is this the worst place.

      thanks

      Andrew

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Andrew!

        Yes you can, but try and pick eggs from chickens raised organically!

    • D R Rivera

      Be careful of labels… some eggs are labeled cage free but are factory farms with open floor barn. So make sure the chickens are out in pasture. Amish here in Lancaster PA built these wonderful rolling pens to protect hens yet freedom to roll pens around fields.

      Ever since I ate theses eggs everyday my blood pressure is down to normal and cholesterol is good. I enjoy them over easy due to fact that over cooking yolk degrades the nutrients. I make sure the white is cooked though…hard cooked eggs are good too never boil them though (simmer 11-15 mins) God Bless!

    • william

      Eggs ARE the perfect food !!the healthies food , i have two/four eggs a day ,my cholesterol is 3.2,, they contain ALL the vit B’s you need and a substancial food especially if on a diet ,and whats the first always solid food always given to a young baby ? yes !! A soft boiled egg !!

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    • Marco B

      I can’t believe you are saying eggs everyday will cause problems down the line. This is inaccurate and also far far from the truth. In fact studies have shown that eggs each day can even lower your cholesterol levels and be a great part of optimum health!!

      • Jim M.

        I agree. Consumption of sugar, not fat, is “#1 killer in the US.”

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