While there is no cure for arthritis, there are a number of effective therapies available. The most important of these is to avoid foods that aggravate joint pain and eat ones that relieve it. The five worst and best foods for arthritis and joint pain are listed below.
Foods to Avoid
1. Trans Fats
Trans fats should be ignored since they can cause or aggravate inflammation and are harmful to your heart. Most packaged foods, such as pastries, crackers, donuts, and fast food, contain trans fats. They're referred to as "partially hydrogenated vegetable oils" on the packaging.
Gluten avoidance is more than simply a health fad; there are compelling reasons to do so. The link between celiac disease and rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most well-known. According to a recent report released in the Oxford Journal of Rheumatology, gluten-free diets help 41% of people with rheumatoid arthritis.
3. White Sugar & Refined Carbs
Simple carbohydrates and refined sugar have had a poor rap in recent years, and with good cause. These are nutrient-free poisons that the body doesn't utilise very much. They promote inflammation, and dietary products containing them are more likely to contain additional inflammatory ingredients, such as trans fats.
4. Foods that have been processed or fried
Fried meals have been overdone, destroying all or most of their nutrition. They also have a lot of recognized carcinogens in them. Many fried dishes also include a number of highly processed additives. All of these things will promote inflammation by activating the body's defensive mechanisms, causing an arthritic flare-up.
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