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Arthritis Patients, Be Sure To Avoid These Foods

Did you know the food that you eat can also trigger arthritis? Yes it can. One of the biggest causes of arthritis is consumption of fatty food.

Arthritis Patients, Be Sure To Avoid These Foods

These foods trigger arthritis, avoid them

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Arthritis is caused due to excess body weight putting pressure on joints
  2. One of the biggest causes of arthritis is consumption of fatty food
  3. Sugary drinks can increase inflammation and blood acidity

Living with arthritis is a nuisance in itself, constant pain in joints which just worsens with age and bothers you all day long. Arthritis can be caused due to excess body weight which puts pressure on joints and this pressure leads to pain. But did you know the food that you eat can also trigger arthritis? Yes it can. One of the biggest causes of arthritis is consumption of fatty food. All forms of unhealthy fats and sugar increase inflammation and make situations worse for an arthritis patient.

arthritis patients avoid these foods

Arthritis pain worsens with age
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Before knowing what you should include in your diet plan, it is important to rule out those unhealthy elements from your diet or at least reduce the intake. Take a look at the foods that trigger arthritis.

1. Red meat

High levels of omega 3 fatty acids in red meat increase inflammation and pain. A small amount of red meat can give you iron and protein but excess consumption will increase fats to unwanted levels make situations worse for you. One or two servings in a week of the same can benefit arthritis patients.

arthritis patients avoid these foods

Avoid over consumption of red meat
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2. Fried food

Fatty and oily foods are enemies for an arthritis patient. Eating too much fried food can increase omega 3 fatty acids in your body, especially when vegetable oil is used for frying. Olive oil is a better option but heating it beyond the smoking point can spoil all the fatty acids in it. You can roast or shallow fry your food occasionally using minimal amount of oil.

arthritis patients avoid these foods

Avoid fried food
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3. Sugary drinks

Sugary drinks can increase inflammation and blood acidity. So, the best drinks for you are herbal teas and diluted fruit juices. Be sure to avoid packed orange juice.

arthritis patients avoid these foods

Sugary drinks can cause inflammation
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4. Nightshade family veggies

Some vegetables can increase inflammation in joints. Tomatoes, white potato and peppers can exasperate pain for some arthritis patients.

5. Wheat and dairy

This can happen when the patient is allergic to wheat or some dairy products. This is a natural cause of inflammation which can take place as a result of intolerances or when the immune system of a person's body reacts abnormally to a particular substance in their food. It can increase pain and inflammation in joints. arthritis patients avoid these foods

Wheat and dairy products may not suit you
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