Legumes (Peas, Beans…) Related to Occurrence Gouty Arthritis ?

Vegan style of eating is considered the healthiest diet. Many incurable and late stage chronic diseases are cured by means of this. It is recommended for everyone and for individuals with illness. Do not hesitate to try it. Fruits and vegetables are packed with all needed vitamins and minerals.

Now, you are planning to go on vegan diet but you cannot eat all the vegetables you want. Hmm.. no fruits and vegetables are prohibited in vegan diet but the doctor advised you not to eat legumes such as beans and peas. You have a gouty arthritis. Even other persons suffering from this illness will tell you not to eat vegetables that are high in purine.

A purine is a heterocyclic aromatic organic compound, consisting of a pyrimidine ring fused to an imidazole ring. Purines, including substituted purines and their tautomers, are the most widely distributed kind of nitrogen-containing heterocycle in nature – wikipedia.

Purines are metabolized to uric acid which is essential component of our system but excessive supply (cause by kidney disorders) causes formation of monosodium urate crystal deposits in tendons, joints, kidneys and other organs. The deposit formation is called gout or gouty arthritis.


Peas, beans and other legume crops has been linked with occurrence of gouty arthritis. However, there are no studies to prove this claim. According to studies of Dr. Hyon Choi and group, leguminous vegetables are not associated with gouty arthritis. It seems that vegetables has protective properties.

Eating of other food types in high amounts is related to disease occurrence:

Meat such as beef, pork and mutton – 40% chance and additional 21% for every added servings. Really scary!

Seafoods such as canned tuna, shrimp, lobsters and scallops – 50% chance of getting gouty arthritis.

Dairy products – 48% less chance of getting the disease. Eat more dairy!

Consumption of alcohol increases uric acid in blood plasma. Alcohol is a no no for arthritic person.

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