Squash and Zucchini (both called courgettes) are great foods for gout overall, but one of them can provoke or aggravate your gout and could contribute to an attack in my opinion.
This article will seem odd compared to most that are posting about gout that have never had it themselves, but you will learn more here on my small site about some things most in main stream medical and the people who are their cheering squads are taught, but I personally have serious doubts about their perspective.
I fully believe that most (not all) gout sufferers can control their gout via diet and some simple management steps. I’ll give you some links at the bottom of this post that will further explain my positions, but be ready to hear things you’ll likely hear nowhere else.
The statement here are my opinions and what has worked for me and others like myself. There is science to back my views, but I am no doctor, not a scientist. Anything I tell you here is not to be taken as medical advice, just my story, experience and my beliefs.
I’ve tested a lot of foods over the last 6 plus years of being stricken with gout. Squash and Zucchini are no exception, but over all of the foods I’ve tested looking for one or any particular food that “triggered” gout was all for nothing.
It wasn’t a total loss. So let me share with you not only which black-sheep in the squash family is a traitor to gout sufferers, but also which ones are best to keep in your diet to squash gout (pun intended :).
Summer squash, or yellow squash is very low in carbs, high in potassium, vitamin A, C, B-6, Iron and magnesium. This one is a go. Eat until you can’t eat anymore if you choose.
Zucchini and spaghetti squash are very similar and you can eat them at will, but now for the offender.
Butternut squash has 3 to 4 times the carbs (mostly from sugars) compared to it’s close cousins.
Think I am kidding? Go look it up and then look up the carbs once it’s baked. It almost doubles again because the sugars are caramelized when baked.
Why do I keep hyping on carbs and sugar?
Because I believe almost all gout sufferers are also either pre-diabetic or diabetic.
When you research gout, meat and sugar, you’ll learn that things are not as they seem.
If you would like to read in more detail how I remain gout attack free and have for 5 years now, read bout how and why I manage my gout the way I do and why I believe it works for most who have gout.
I’ve learned that gout as a whole can be controlled by diet alone for most that suffer from gout attacks.