What not to eat when you have arthritis?
Fried and/or processed foods:
Reduce the amount of fried and/or processed foods you take. These include fried meats, prepared frozen meals and so on. Instead, add more vegetables and fruits to your everyday meal.
Lower the Advanced Glycation End products:
To reduce your blood AGE levels, it is recommended that you cut down on foods that are cooked at very high temperatures.
Sugars and refined carbohydrates:
Cut down on the candies, processed foods, baked items, as well as sodas to decrease your arthritis pain.
Instead of getting protein from dairy, try to get it from sources like:
- Nut butters
Alcohol and tobacco:
For your joints to be healthy, you need a balanced diet, an adequate amount of physical activity, and sufficient rest. All these can be compromised by the use of alcohol and tobacco. Therefore, it is advised that you cut down on drinking and smoking.
Salt and preservatives:
Make sure to read labels and avoid those with preservatives and additives. Cut down on the amount of salt to help you manage arthritis.
Substitute the foods that contain omega-6 fatty acids with healthy alternatives like omega-3, which are found in:
- Olive oil
- Flax seeds
- Pumpkin seeds