What Causes Gout? 8 Foods That Trigger Attacks

By Anne Harding | Health.com

What is gout, and what causes it?

Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of needle-sharp uric-acid crystals.

The big toe is the most common target, but can attack the feet, ankles, knees, and hands as well; and a “flare” can last for days or even months.

If you have gout disease, it’s important to pay attention to , because some foods can trigger the agonizing symptoms, while others can protect against them. Read on to discover the foods that can help, and those you should eat in moderation—or avoid entirely.

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