Hi all, new to the forum… I am a gout sufferer and should avoid crash diets high in protein…would using huel be considered a risk? Please advise…thanks
I’ve just read this on gout…
Proteins. Limit daily proteins from lean meat, fish and poultry to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 grams). Add protein to your diet with low-fat or fat-free dairy products, such as low-fat yogurt or skim milk, which are associated with reduced uric acid levels.
Huel has 150g of protein from plants so you appear to be in the recommended range.
Purine are more important as I understand it.
Huel is moderate in purine levels due to the largest ingredient in Huel being oats which do contain purines. All other Huel ingredients are low purine and, compared to most solid animal-based food diets, Huel is still comparatively low purine.
Thanks… when you say 150g protein is that per drink? Also just to be clear you are saying I should be more concerned about purines than protein? If that is the case then Huel is worth trying as it’s low.
The 150g is per 2000 calories. See the full details here: http://huel.com/pages/nutritional-information-and-ingredients
Good luck, I hope Huel helps.
Purines (a component of DNA and RNA) are broken down into uric acid; uric acid crystalises in joints causing gout.
Protein is not associated with uric acid levels. Protein intake alone has also been shown to not be associated with gout.
Fellow gout sufferer, in the process of dumping (pun not intended) some meat from my diet and replacing it with huel.
Oats don’t generally cause problems despite being purine-rich;
(Medical study of 47,150 men)
Interesting to hear the advice about cherries - one thing I find does trigger gout for me is fructose-rich sources such as fruit juice or smoothies (not usually whole fruit though), but I’ll give cherries a try.
I suffer from gout at times and cherries easily help me out. Cherry powdered pills, pure cherry juice, and cherries themselves. Gorge on it and it’s gone in a day or two. When you feel there onset you can reduce the effects greatly. Gout is the worst.
This is completely incorrect.
Oats and any grains are related to gout. Mainly because of leaky gut.
The best diet for gout is a plant based diet with moderate grass fed meat…
Oats lead to leaky gut which is linked to gout
How do oats lead to ‘leaky gut’?