Processed sugar triggers the release of inflammatory messengers, called cytokines, so you should stay away from candy, sodas, processed fruit juices, pastries, and all sweets.
Most dairy products contain casein, which is a protein type that leads to inflammation, as it irritates the tissues around the joints.
- Corn Oil
Corn oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, and this makes it inflammatory. Therefore, you should avoid all oils derived from seeds, such as soybean, sunflower, grapeseed, and canola oil.
Tobacco and alcohol have been related to the development of certain types of arthritis. Drinking alcohol overburdens the liver, disrupting its function, and leading to inflammation.
Excessive salt intake causes water imbalances in the body, leading to edema and boosted pressure on the blood vessels. This worsens arthritis and results in pain and inflammation.
Nightshades contain alkaloids, which in arthritis patients show pro-inflammatory properties, and thus intensify the pain and inflammation. Therefore, you should avoid white potatoes, tomatoes, and pepper, paprika, and eggplants.
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