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I remember my first editor – the very definition of a grumpy old man! A brilliant old-school journalist who taught me many life lessons… but watch out if you missed a deadline, or his gout flared up! The man certainly suffered when he ate curry, which he loved! Medical wisdom at the time told him to avoid spinach, asparagus and mushrooms. But say the Australian Mushroom Growers        https://www.powerofmushrooms.com.au/ “there is actually no evidence that a vegetable or mushroom with a modest amount of purine will raise uric acid levels and trigger a gout attack. A study of over 47 000 men over 12 years (aged 40-75 years at the start of the study) found that a ‘moderate intake of purine-rich vegetables is not associated with an increased risk of gout’, whether purine-rich vegetables were considered as a food group or as individual vegetables (Choi 2004).” So if you suffer from the painful condition, maybe it’s time to rethink your no-go list.