"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Corn Bread/Gout

Hi i have "suffered" From Gout for years and i have "always" heard that Diet play a important role in Gout i want to ask this "question" about Cornbread and i want to ask is there anything in Cornbread that may "trigger" a Gout Attack thanks for any information on this.

Danny56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
Head Chef
keltin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Down South in Alabama
Posts: 2,285
Send a message via AIM to keltin
Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, is caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia which is when there are high uric acid levels in the blood. Uric Acid is produced when the body breaks down purines. Some foods (in particular are some meats and fish) and alcohol can contribute to the uric acid levels in your body (because of the purine content), but diet is only one of many factors. The best thing to do is to visit your healthcare professional and have him/her measure your uric acids levels and go from there.

That being said, if the corn bread is made from just corn meal and baking powder (not yeast!), then it will have a very low purine level. With such a low purine content, it doesn’t seem to be a “high risk” trigger food.

Baker’s Yeast on the other hand is very high in purines, and Brewer’s yeast is even higher. If you think that the cornbread is a trigger, then obviously avoid it, but you really should consult your doctor and have your uric acid levels monitored. Doing so will help you better isolate triggers and predict attacks.
keltin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
GotGarlic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,409
This page has a lot of good info, including a list of foods to avoid: Questions and Answers About Gout

Hope this is helpful.
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.