Arthritis is a condition which is commonly characterized by joint pains and inflammation. When the condition sets in, food plays a fundamental role in decreasing or increasing its severity. The following are foods that trigger arthritis when eaten:
Fried foods such as chicken, French fries, deep fried appetizers among others have a high level of fats thus a trigger for arthritis. This is because if these foods are eaten in excess, they are known to increase body fat quickly. When body fat increases, the total body mass also increases which means that the joints and bones will have to bear the extra weight. This will increase the risk of wear and tear of the joints thus triggering arthritis for those not suffering from the condition. Those with the condition, the bones will experience more stress which will worsen the symptoms. The extra fats on the other hand get converted by hormones into chemicals which trigger and increase inflammation.
This is another category of foods that trigger arthritis when eaten. The refined foods include: White rice, white bread and other carbohydrates whose bran and germ has been removed. Refined and extra processed grains cause a state of inflammation in the body which leads to an increase in cytokines. These compounds when produced and left in the body, trigger arthritis and for those already with it the symptoms worsen.
This is another category of foods that trigger arthritis. Sugary candies, cookies, soft drinks, fruit juices are all refined carbohydrates and also contain a lot of added sugars. When eaten, these foods will increase blood sugar levels leading to inflammatory response by the body. This will worsen the symptoms of arthritis and even trigger it in those individuals who may not be having it.
Alcohol and Tobacco
They are mostly known for a number of health problems and is one class of foods that trigger arthritis. This is because alcohol yields a lot of calories which leads to weight gain thus arthritis.
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