Arthritis is an incurable condition that can cause pain in your joints, and usually affects the elderly who are more susceptible to calcium loss in their bones. But just because there is no cure for arthritis, doesn’t mean it can’t be managed with treatment and good nutrition.
These are the five best foods you need to stock up on to relieve joint pain and inflammation, according to the owner of To The Point Nutrition, Rachel Fin. It is important to note here that you can’t manage pain and other arthritis symptoms through your diet only. You must always consult your doctor for possible interventions such as exercise, physical and cognitive therapy as well as medication.
These are the 5 worst foods you can eat with arthritis.
Not all carbs are bad for you, but some are worse than others because of the damage they can do inside our bodies. Processed carbs like refined sugar, flour, white rice and breads, are so prevalent in our diets, but they’re poison for arthritis sufferers. These foods can cause severe inflammation in your diet and weaken your gut microbiome, which further increases joint pain.
Sodas and sugary beverages take up a considerable chunk of the industry because they have such a high demand for it. But these beverages act just like processed carbs because they have refined sugar in them which triggers inflammation. A shocking study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women who drank 12 ounces of fizzy drinks in a day were 63% more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.