Doctors have long told patients with gout to avoid purine-rich foods such as lentils, peas, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach, because metabolism of purines produces uric acid, and elevated uric acid levels in the blood are the hallmark of gout. But this study showed that there was apparently no additional risk from these foods.
A common misconception warns against eating lentils which contain purine if you have gout, a type of arthritis in the joints. Purines can be broken down to form uric acid that could accumulate in your body. This may lead to gout, which also raises the risk of kidney stones.
Another frequently asked question is “Are lentils high in purines?”.
Although lower in purines compared to animal products, protein-rich vegetables, including lentils, are considered moderately-high in purines. But while a diet rich in animal protein increases your risk for gout and gout flareups, a vegetable-rich diet does not. In other words, lentils are not linked with same gout risks as meat.
I eating it every day about a third of kilogram daily. But I read that lentils conatain 37mcg/100 g in dry basis. When soaking it the amount of phytoestrogens increased. I do not know how much certainly, but a lot of sources said that lentils increase estrogen .
Do lentils increase estrogen?
I do not know how much certainly, but a lot of sources said that lentils increase estrogen. I do not know the upper limit of phytoestrogen intake for bodybuilders, has anyone know it? I have some ideas to prevent lentils from producing more phytoestrogen by boiling it before soaking to kill lentil seeds and prevent them from producing phtyos.
Legumes such as chickpeas, peanuts, and lentils contain phytoestrogens known as isoflavones. These isoflavones may increase estrogen levels in the body. However, it is also important to note that some isoflavones, particularly those found in soy, may actually help to lower the levels of estrogen in the body.
Legumes also contain phytoestrogens, particularly in the form of isoflavones. Research indicates that two isoflavones in yam beans, genistein and daidzein, may increase the production of estrogen in mice. Notably, some isoflavones, particularly in soy, may lower estrogen levels.
Do lignans increase estrogen?
Lignans are said to have an antioxidant effect when bacteria that naturally occur in the body convert lignans to estrogen-like substances. So, what evidence is there to show that flax seeds, soybean products, chocolate, fruit, nuts, chickpeas, and legumes may increase estrogen?