The Worst (and Best) Foods for Arthritis and Joint Pain

Did you know that muscle pain, joint pain,
and even tiredness can all be avoided through eating? Some foods, and a balanced diet, directly
affect muscle regeneration and alleviate joint and bone pains. Their nutrients prevent wear, fatigue, and
help with physical recovering. So, the right foods, with their anti-inflammatory
functions, fight oxidative stress. If you suffer from those pains, and are part
of the 1% of the population that suffers from inflammation and joint pain, pay attention
to which foods can worsen your symptoms: Gluten
Found in wheat, and in other products because of cross-contamination, it can cause inflammation
throughout your body, even if you don’t have celiac. The inflamed intestine releases toxins in
blood, which then, will cause joint pain. Dairy
Another food that causes inflammation and worsens your pains are dairy products, such
as: milk, yogurts, cheese and other by-products. Because of casein, a protein of slow digestion,
these products can cause, or even worsen, the inflammation in your body. Oil
The excess of fatty acids and omega-6 found in soy, canola, corn oil, and others oils
that you use to prepare food is not good for your joints. The same happens with fried and processed
foods, like hamburgers, french fries, and many others. Vegetables
Some vegetables, such as eggplants, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes can negatively affect your
joints because of a toxic compound called solanine. Sugar
Fructose, the sugar found in many fruits, glucose or sucrose can all trigger inflammation
in the body, including your joints. Try to moderate your consumption. Refined carbs
Bread, pasta, pizza, etc; are on the list of white carbs, and have a high glycemic index,
besides offering less nutrients than their wholemeal counterparts. They also contribute to a bigger risk of obesity
and inflammation. Alcohol
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing gout, which causes even more inflammation
in the body. According to evidence, alcohol directly affects
the immune system. Now that you know which foods you should avoid
to alleviate your pains, what about learning more about foods that can help you with your
joint inflammation? See what to eat to fight your pains in a natural
way: Fruits such as lemon, avocado, sour orange;
Chia seed, flaxseed, and pumpkin seed; Nuts, almonds, hazelnuts;
Cucumber, turnip, onion, kale, lettuce, lentil, beet, sprouts;
Fish such as sardine, salmon, mackerel, and tuna. These foods are rich in omega-3, which is
an anti-inflammatory, and contributes to reduce pains. It is also important to have a diet based
on alkaline foods, to help reduce inflammatory processes in the body.


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