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Arthritis: 10 Foods To Eat More Of And 5 To Avoid Like The Plague
If you or someone you love has arthritis, then you know about the pain caused by this terrible disease. Many diseases, arthritis included, are often caused by chronic inflammation in the body. Some foods tend to fuel inflammation while other foods calm it.
Although inflammation is a normal response from the body’s immune system, it sometimes gets out of control. A large part of our immune system is in our gut, so no one should be too surprised that when we don’t look after our diet and gut health, then our immune system gets out of whack and goes from helpful friend to annoying and painful foe.
Osteoarthritis used to be considered an age-related condition caused by overuse of the joints over time. However, new findings have discovered that low-grade inflammation in the body is the major underlying cause of joint degeneration. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be an autoimmune disease that can develop at any age. Both are fueled by inflammation.
There are numerous drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis, but those drugs are filled with dangerous toxic chemicals. Why subject yourself to those side effects when you can use natural, simple means of reducing pain, such as through diet modification?
Although some people have food allergies and sensitivities, the following list has been reported and confirmed by the Mayo Clinic to be either anti-inflammatory foods or foods that aggravate arthritis symptoms.
Keep reading and find out which foods you should include in your diet to lower your levels of inflammation and which foods to avoid as they tend to cause a flare-up of arthritis symptoms.
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