If you have gout, follow a low-purine diet. Your body makes purines, and they also are in certain foods. When you digest purines, your body converts them to uric acid, which is normally filtered by your kidneys and disposed of in your urine. With gout, the uric acid accumulates leading to a gout attack. Steer clear of high-purine foods to prevent flare-ups. Limit or avoid organ meats, wild game meats, anchovies, sardines, scallops, mussels, tuna, herring, codfish, haddock, gravy and yeast.