If you have arthritis, your diet plays an important part in either improving the condition or alleviating it. While there is no definitive diet for people with arthritis, research proposes incorporating anti inflammatory foods and eliminating foods that are likely to trigger joint pain in your diet. Below are the top foods that trigger arthritis and need to be avoided:
Processed and Fried Foods
Cut back on foods such as prepared frozen meals and roast meat. Reducing these foods can help reduce inflammation and help enhance natural defenses of the body. Instead, eat more fruits and vegetables.
Grilled, Heated, or Pasteurized Foods
"Advanced glycation end product" is a toxin found in these foods. Also known as AGES, the toxin destroys some types of proteins in your body. The body attempts to break AGES apart using cytokines-messengers or inflammation. AGES trigger arthritis symptoms. Research shows that reducing these foods reduces blood AGE levels.
Refined Sugars and Carbs
Refined sugars and carbs make your internal environment more acidic, which aggravates arthritis. Avoid candies, white flour baked foods, sodas just to mention a few to lessen your arthritic pain.
This is another group of foods that trigger arthritis due to the protein they contain. The protein irritates the tissue surrounding the joints. If you are among this group of people, avoid dairy products and get most of your proteins from vegetables like tofu, spinach, lentils, among others.
Tobacco and Alcohol
The use of alcohol and tobacco causes a number of health issues including joint problems. Smokers are at a higher risk of having rheumatoid arthritis and those who drink alcohol are likely to develop gout. Healthy joints require a well diet with all the nutrients, exercise, and adequate rest. All of this will be affected by tobacco or alcohol use. Avoid drinking and tobacco and choose healthy eating habits.
Salt and Preservatives
Foods with preservative or excessive salt are another group of foods that trigger arthritis due to their acidity. Avoid foods high in salt and preservatives to prevent joint pain.
These is no perfect diet for arthritis sufferers but experts recommend good eating habits that include all the important nutrients, exercise and enough rest while avoiding foods that trigger arthritis. Generally the foods mentioned above are not only bad for arthritis sufferers but for everyone else.
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