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 jalapeños 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.
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