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If you are one of the thousands of people who suffer from gout, the last thing you want is to have a painful attack during the holidays. The best way to avoid it is to watch your diet. Although the season is full of delicious, tempting treats, high-purine foods contribute to the uric acid build-up that crystallizes in your joints. This holiday season, avoid seafood, red meat, turkey, cheese, tomatoes, and all alcohol. Instead, focus on potatoes, vitamin C-rich foods, most vegetables, peanut butter, nuts, and caffeine-free drinks. If you do have a bout with gout this year, don’t ignore the pain. Instead, contact Foot & Ankle Associates right away to have it examined and the pain treated, so you are able to return to your family festivities with much less discomfort. Visit the online contact page or call (888) 784-5335 for an appointment or more information.