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How Vegetables Affect Uric Acid

Unfortunately, there is still so much old-school information out there about Uric acid, mostly derived from the science surrounding gout. We know that purines, the breakdown products of DNA and RNA, do contribute to uric acid in the human body. That said, for many years, doctors were telling people to not consume vegetables that are high in purines for fear of raising their uric acid if that was a problem for them.

The great news is that we now know that these very helpful vegetables are actually associate with a lower uric acid level!

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