Also indexed as:Purine (Low) Diet
- Cereals and cereal products
- Cheese (all kinds)
- Cocoa (however, caffeine is prohibited in Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome)
- Fruit juices
- Ice cream
- Refined wheat flour
- Vegetables (except those noted above)
- White bread and crackers (but not whole wheat, which is moderately high in purines)
- White rice
Foods to Avoid
To avoid purines ask about ingredients at restaurants and others’ homes, and read food labels. The following list is not complete. Consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.
The following foods have very high purine levels, and should be avoided completely:
- Dried legumes
- Meat extracts
- Yeast (baker’s and brewer’s)
- Yeast extracts (for example, Marmite, Vegemite)
These foods have high purine levels
- Meat (except those with very high purine content, noted above, or those with moderately high purine levels, noted below)
These foods have moderately high purine levels
- Peas (dried)
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