Many gout sufferers want to know: can spicy food affect gout? This raises a couple of extra questions.

1. Which spicy foods might affect gout?
We’ve had discussions about hot peppers, including jalapeƱos and chilies, curry, ginger, turmeric and lots of other spices. Some have positive effects on gout, but most are gout-neutral.

2. How might spicy foods affect gout?
Do spices affect inflammation, uric acid levels or both? If you have concerns about spices, we need to know exactly which spice. Then we can see if it might help inflammation for short-term relief, or if it might reduce uric acid for permanent relief.

What you really need to ask is: Can hot spicy food affect My gout?
Then you need to explain some facts about your gout. So we can help you best in your situation.

I have written some relevant facts at Spice Up Your Gout With Turmeric. But the most relevant facts are probably in the Spices and Gout pages.

If you are new to GoutPal, I suggest you start with Questions for Gout Sufferers.

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Hot Peppers And Diet For Gout Sufferers

Hello all fellow gout sufferers:

I was just thinking about gout and hot peppers. I just happen to love spicy food, but have been cautious about it much since my gout was diagnosed.

Does anyone know if spicy food is gout-safe?
(I usually prefer to eat raw *really* hot peppers, but I also enjoy a good hot sauce. I’ve learned that raw peppers are strongly anti-inflammatory, but, my concern is if it will trigger flares or prevent them).

Note: my gout is under control now, SUA levels below 6 for months now, allopurinol 300 mg, and most importantly, pain-free since then.

Kind regards. Great site.

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