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Is Red Meat Bad for Health? [Myths Busted]

  By Trina Remedios  posted Jul 13th 2012 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
Healthy Living

#7 Myth about Red Meat: Red meat causes gout.

Fact: Gout is inflammation around the joints, especially in your feet. Though this is a fact, foods rich in fat and cholesterol are rich in purines and therefore may cause gout, you can still moderate your red meat consumption and balance it with regular exercise to remain gout free.

A finer point exists. Gout is usually a direct fall-out of obesity. If a person is already obese and at risk of gout, then by all means red meat consumption must be curtailed as it would only aggravate the condition. But a healthy indiviual who is not overweight and manages his/her health well by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, need not cut red meat out completely.

Read more about gout, Steps to Ease Gout Attack

Bottom-line: If you are at risk, avoid gout by drinking plenty of water and balancing the effect of uric acid through a balanced diet.

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