Category archives: Health

Is oatmeal causing a gout attack

It had been a few years since I had a gout attack.  A couple days ago, a painful attack suddenly came and I wonder what I had ate to induce the attack.  Just about a month ago I changed my diet to consist of brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, etc.  So I wonder if these so called healthy food are actually causing inrease of uric acid level in my body.  

My first inclination was to suspect oatmeal. After googling and reading a lot of references, the conclusion was initially … confusing.  I found information are contradicting each other … until I think I finally got a good explanation for the contradiction.  

The bottom line, the ‘instant’ variety that I have been eating is BAD.  Oats slowly cooked to make a porridge out of it, on the other hand, is GOOD to cure a gout attack. I think this is the best article that describes this fact about oatmeal: