Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain in the joints. It can manifest in almost every part of the body but commonly strikes on the knee and ankle. In most cases, arthritis is treated through pain-killers. Although it's not actually a cure but a temporary solution, many are left with no other choice since more advanced and intrusive treatment methods for arthritis are quite expensive. But then again, like in almost any kind of health condition, even the best treatment approach for arthritis can be compared to prevention. You should start by formulating an effective arthritis diet plan. To serve as your guide, read further and discover some of the many foods that are known to trigger arthritis.
Various studies have been conducted and all of them point to the same conclusion that regular tobacco and alcohol consumption can aggravate arthritis. Smokers are more prone to rheumatoid arthritis while alcoholics normally suffer from gout. These vices also disrupt sleep, stops you from being involved in any kind of physical activity, and can interfere with your arthritis diet plan which are all essentials in preventing or easing the effects of arthritis.
A good arthritis diet plan should help control your sugar. Too much sugary foods in your diet will increase your AGE (Advanced Glycation End product) levels eventually resulting to inflammation in the joints. Avoid sodas, candies, baked goods especially those that are made from white flour, and processed foods if you want to reduce arthritis pain.
Another good way to control your AGE levels is to avoid foods that are cooked at high temperatures. So it's best for you to forget about the weekly family grill party and your favorite fried chicken. AGEs negatively affects the body by breaking down useful proteins. Your body counteracts by releasing cytokines to eliminate AGEs. However, these substances also work as inflammatory messengers thus trigger your arthritis.
Dairy products should be lessened in your arthritis diet plan as well. These foods are rich in protein which can irritate tissues surrounding the joints. If possible, switch to a vegan diet. There have been many testimonials claiming that a diet free from meat and animal by-products totally eliminates not just arthritis but other known health conditions.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy.