What is Purine Compound?
Purines are chemical compounds, found in various food items, fruits, vegetables and drinks, part of our routine life. Purines are broken down into uric acid. Uric acid is the cause of various problems like gout, arthritis, severe pain in bone joints such as ankle, fingers, elbow, shoulders etc. and diabetes too. Hence, people suffering in the trouble of metabolising purines are advised to intake less amount of purines such as people with diabetes, gout and arthritis.
People suffering from gout, arthritis and diabetes must be careful about the exact purine compound in various fruits, vegetables, drinks and other food items. Chart given below, contains the purine compound per 100 grams of food items. For instance, Apple is a good fruit of low purines compound. On an average, an Apple has 14 milligrams of purine compounds per 100 grams of fruit. A chart is given to control the purine compound diet.
The list of fruits with corresponding purines compounds per 100 grams fruits is as below:
|Serial No.||Fruit Name||Purines compound per 100 grams fruit||Image of fruit|
|10||Barley without husk, whole grain||96|
|11||Bean sprouts, Soya||80|
|12||Beans, French (string beans, haricot)||37|
|13||Beans, French, dried||45|
|15||Bilberry, blueberry, huckleberry||22|
|16||Bread, wheat (flour) or (white bread)||14|
|38||Kiwi fruit (Chinese gooseberry, strawberry peach||19|
|41||Oats, without husk, whole grain||94|
|44||Pasta made with egg (noodles, macaroni, spagh||40|
Diet plays a crucial role in getting relief in the disease like gout, arthritis, diabetes or any other disease.
Diabetes type 2:
In diabetes type 2, body efforts to control blood sugar. Rich purine food items produce uric acid. Increased Uric acid give rise to insulin resistance which is a condition wherein the body does not respond to the function of insulin. This can further increase the blood sugar levels of a person, leading to diabetic problems.
Gout and Arthritis:
In gout, the body feels difficulty in metabolising purines. Breakdown of purines produce uric acid, which crystallise in the joints of a person and creates severe pain. Both the person with gout and diabetes avoid the foods of high purines as they creates more uric acids; Chart will be helpful in avoiding the food items of more purines compound.
According to doctor prescribed diet low purine diet, 3.5 ounces or 99. 99.2233 grams purine should be consumed by the person per day to maintain optimum uric acid in the body.
Sometimes in the case of a severe gout problem person is advised no purine compound to control the gout in addition to proper exercise schedule.
The exact quantity of purine compound suitable for a person depends on the physical need of the body or the severity of the diseases. Hence, proper doctor’s advised should be necessary before consuming purine compound.