The Gout Diet and the Importance of Eating the Right Foods A healthy well balanced diet should be the goal for people living with gout. We discuss foods to avoid and foods to increase. A sample meal plan is described. In This VideoVictoria Ruffing, RN, BC-RheumatologyMs. Ruffing has been a member of the Division of Rheumatology since 2000, currently serving as the Director of Nursing and Patient Education in our Arthritis Center.