Purines are compounds that contain nitrogen. This refers to purines and uric acid, which is the end product of purine metabolism. The accumulation of purines and purine compounds leads to accumulation of salts of uric acid in the cartilage, vessels, joints and tissues.
This leads to gout - a disease with the destruction of the musculoskeletal system and kidneys, which is determined by the violation of the purine exchange.
Recommended is the moderate consumption of foods high in purines for people who are prone to gout, as well as the elderly.
Coffee is one of the products with the highest purine content. Meat products contain thirty times less purines than coffee. Absolute leader in purine content is black tea - one hundred grams contain 2 800 milligrams of purines.
Cocoa has 1900 milligrams of purines per one hundred grams product, followed by coffee, which contains 1, 200 milligrams. Chocolate contains 620 milligrams of purines and liver - 95 milligrams.
Lentils contain 70 milligrams of purines and tongue - 55 milligrams. River fish - 50 milligrams, pork and beef - 48 milligrams.
Forty milligrams of purines are contained in one hundred grams of chicken, and one hundred grams goose meat - thirty-three milligrams. Rice contains only eighteen milligrams, and tomatoes - ten milligrams.
Legumes contain forty milligrams of purines per milligram of product and cucumbers contain six milligrams of purines.
The rate of purines in the daily routine of those suffering from gout should not exceed one hundred and fifty milligrams, while for healthy people, purines can reach eight hundred milligrams a day.