As they often last longer in storage than fresh vegetables, people have adopted these as staples rather than luxuries in their diets. In addition to the myriad of other problems this causes, the risk of gout in adults and children is now higher than ever before.
Dietary habits are taught by parents in the meals that they serve and the frequency in which they serve them. Therefore it is important to teach children proper eating habits in order to avoid gout before they reach adulthood. While children are not at immediate risk for contracting gout, their eating habits can cause buildup that will cause increased risk of gout at a younger age. Ensure that the recent scientific knowledge about eating habits is applied to your child’s daily routine rather than the old pyramid or wheel forms. Vegetables and fruit should served as two-thirds of every meal, while meat and starches like potatoes and pasta should be only a small portion. Try to fill their daily grain requirements in the early part of the day with low-sugar breakfast cereal, and do not have them eat too close to bed.