8 Gout-Causing Foods

If you're prone to gout, the foods you eat, and don't eat, play a key role in keeping your joints pain-free.

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Sugary drinks

Avoid beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, such as non-diet sodas or “fruit” drinks.

Downing these drinks isn’t just an easy way to pack on pounds; the sweeteners will stimulate the body to produce more uric acid.

A study found that men who consumed lots of fructose were at higher risk of developing gout; in 2010 that same research team reported that drinking fructose-sweetened drinks every day, compared with consuming less than one drink a month, upped women’s gout risk too.

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