Most common forms of arthritis include osteoarthritis which is caused due to wear and tear of joints, rheumatoid arthritis in which the body starts attacking its own joints and gout caused due to excess buildup of uric acid in the body.
If you are suffering from any such condition, you must minimize the intake of these top 5 foods that aggravate arthritis:
1. Fried Foods
High calorie fried foods like chicken, donuts, French Fries and deep fried appetizers top the list of foods that aggravate arthritis. These foods increase body fat which over-stresses the joints and raises the risk of wear and tear. The fat accumulated is not inert. It is metabolically active and capable of producing chemicals and hormones that can increase inflammation levels.
2. Refined Carbohydrates
Anything baked with white flour such as rolls, crackers, white bread and white rice contains refined carbohydrates. During the production of such foods, bran and germ are removed from the whole grain before they are milled resulting in absence of all nutrients in the product. Refined carbohydrates cause a state of inflammation in the body which increases the levels of cytokines and other compounds that cause inflammation. Refined carbohydrates can really cause havoc with your existing arthritis condition.
3. Sugary Candy
Simple sugar is one of the worst offenders among foods that aggravate arthritis. It is found in most commonly consumed foods such as soft drinks, cookies, fruit juices and candies. When ingested, such foods cause a rise in sugar levels setting off inflammatory response in the body to make the arthritis condition worse.
4. Trans Fats
Trans fats which are very commonly found in processed foods, baked goods and fast food items are as damaging for arthritis as refined carbohydrates. Manufacturers are required to list the quantity of trans fat in their foods right below the quantity of saturated fats in the nutrition panel. Make sure you choose only those products that have 0 trans fat and hydrogenated oil.
5. Saturated Fats
This category of food contains fat found mainly in animal products like pork, fatty beef, poultry skin, ice cream, cheese, bologna, bacon, salami, beef sausage, pepperoni etc. Palm oil and kernel oil, which are widely used as an ingredient in a number of products, also contain significant amounts of saturated fats.
Stay away from these 5 foods that aggravate arthritis to keep your arthritis under check and live a pain-free and mobile life.
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