Are Nectarines Good For Gout?
So you now have gout and are attempting to sort what foods you can and can’t have, and here is where the surprise comes into play. No food is bad for you if it is in fact real food. What is bad is excess, validating the old adage of “All things in moderation”.
So let’s take a look at Nectarines as a food source for people who suffer from gout and see how it matches up for us.
Nectarines have 15 carbs, 11 of which are from sugars, fructose in particular. You should read my post addressing meat verses sugar concerning gout. It’s worth the time to read and you may be able to end your battle with gout in the time it takes to read that post.
Sugar is a major culprit in the onset of gout when you look at modern science from a reasonable perspective. Carbs are sugars, and sugar has been implicated as a food in health issues more than any other food on earth, and it’s killing people in the US at break neck speed. Gout is just one more of the responses your body has to overloads of sugar.
Nectarines have 11 grams of sugar. Eat 3 of these puppies and you might as well eat a chocolate candy bar or drink a 20 oz soft drink with HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). This is asking for a gout attack if done on a consistent basis.
Nectarines are fine in moderation, but you should hold your carb and sugar intake to 30 grams a day if you wish to remain gout attack free without prescription meds like I do now and have been for well over 4 years at the time of this post.
And yes, read the post linked above and listen to a gout sufferer who has literally crushed gout purely based on diet by eliminating as much sugar as possible.
Here is the cookbook I first used and still use to this day. Once you understand how to manage your diet, you can get creative.