|Tea and coffee
||To be taken in moderation. Tea should be light, brewed and not boiled. To be avoided in high blood uric acid cases.
||Skimmed milk preferred.
||Low consumption of sugar advisable. Restricted for diabetic patients.
||Brown bread preferred.
||Only white portion of the egg should be taken.
||Should be used sparingly, 2 – 4 g per day.
|Condiments and spices
||Permissible in moderation.Their excessive use causes stimulation of the appetite , and may cause overeating.
|High fiber food
||Reduces the risk of heart disease and several types of cancer. Strongly recommended for the prevention of cancer. It includes:a) whole wheat, gram, maize or similar flour (bran to be taken along with it )
b) Whole pulses.
c) Unpolished rice.
d) Plenty of vegetables – cooked or salad.
e) Porridge (dalia), cornflakes, oats, preferably with skimmed milk.
f) Roasted grams.
g) Sprouted beans, grams, peas, moong, etc. All edibles as well as sproutable legumes, grains and seeds may be used.
||Chedder cheeses commonly available in tins to be avoided.
||May be taken since it is prepared from skimmed milk.
|Curds and yogurt
||Permissible, if prepared from skimmed milk.
||To be used in minimal necessary quantities for cooking. Polyunsaturated oils like safflower, corn, sunflower, soyabean, cottonseed oils, etc. are recommended. Oil once used for deep-frying should not be reused. A low fat diet is also useful in the prevention of cancer.
|Butter / ghee
|Onion and garlic
||May be taken, particularly while using butter/ghee. They tend to lower serum cholesterol and other lipids.
||May be taken sparingly as they contain excessive salt.
||Fish and chicken, i.e., white meats are permissible, but refrain from red meats. In high blood uric acid cases, all meats, including fish, are forbidden.
||May be taken occasionally. Cola drinks are harmful in high blood uric acid cases. A squeeze of lime-juice added to a glass of water can be taken.
||Avoid, for prevention of cancer. However, if one drinks, one should consume alcohol only in moderation. High blood uric acid cases should abstain from alcoholic drinks.
||Strictly prohibited, particularly for the prevention of cancer.
||Only low calorie fruits should be taken, e.g. apple, orange, watermelon, papaya etc.
||To be generally avoided. Not advisable in cases of diabetes.
||To be generally avoided especially cashew nuts.
||Not recommended in blood uric acid cases. Can be taken occasionally.
||Ice cream prepared from skimmed milk with a little sugar or artificial sweetener may be taken.
|Cakes and pastries
||May be taken occasionally.
|Pastry/ fast/ junk food
||Should be sparingly taken, as we do not know what oil, etc. is used. Home-cooked food is ideal.
||Two to three litres of water should be taken every day. Take water either before or after meals, only if you are thirsty. Plenty of water may be taken between major meals. More water is required during the summer season.