Bolognese and Salsa You Should Ditch

Gout is a type of arthritis in joints;

One that’s predominant in the big toe,

It can occur when urate disappoints,

And lingers even though its time to go.

 

Once you have gout there are certain food sorts,

Which can cause it to flare out of control

Then urate crystals will build up like quartz,

That feel like walking through hot, burning coal.

 

People have said that tomatoes are one,

That they can act as a gout trigger food;

Now research has found that chances are strong,

That this red fruit can mean urate’s accrued.

 

So bolognese and salsa you should ditch,

As this “disease of kings” is one mean bitch.

Tomatoes: delicious, yet potentially dangerous (Photo Credit: Toho Scope)
Tomatoes: delicious, yet potentially dangerous (Photo Credit: Toho Scope)

This is a Shakespearian Sonnet, written about this study, which found evidence that tomatoes can be a trigger for gout.

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