10 Foods That Every Arthritis Patient Should Avoid

10 Foods That Every Arthritis Patient Should Avoid

Even though there isn’t a diet that everyone and anyone should eat, there are foods that every arthritis patient should consider avoiding for good reasons. What are those good reasons and what are the foods? Can avoiding these foods help decrease arthritis symptoms?

First of all, you should know the main reasons why some foods could be bad for those suffering from arthritis.

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Certain Foods Here’s a list of some of those reasons:

1.      The food causes inflammation in the body. 

More inflammation in the body means that inflammation is headed for your joints.

2.      The food is high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). 

AGEs are small molecular substances that may be fragments cleaved off from foods that are carmelized, heated to very high temperatures or processed.  The AGEs act as little time bombs setting up joint degeneration once these “bombs” reach your joints after circulating in the bloodstream. The AGEs are also responsible for diabetes, cancer, neurological decline and heart disease.

3.      The food can result in calcium being depleted from the bones.

If a food causes an acidic reaction in the body, the overall effect will be to pull the calcium out of your bones, leaving bones weakened.

4.      The food slows down immune system functions in the body.

Some foods will actually slow down the ability of white blood cells to engulf foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that cause disease. This incapacitates your immune system, giving the microbes the edge. Some microbes go straight to the joints to damage them.

5.      The food causes high blood sugar and an insulin reaction, which packs on the pounds.

Without an ideal body weight, you’ll have extra wear and tear on joints such as your spine, hips, knees, and those in your feet.

Some foods might cause all of these to occur in the body!

10 Foods to Stop Eating if You Have Arthritis Let’s examine some foods now and see what types of effects they could have on your body.

  1. Boxed cereals and packaged goods

These are high in AGEs and can cause inflammation. They are often devoid of nutrients which can cause an acidic reaction, weakening your bones. And many will contribute to packing on the pounds. If high in sugar, these foods will also slow down immune system function.

  1. High sugar drinks

These attack your joints by all five methods.

  1. Diet drinks

These “foods” may not cause high blood sugar but they often will cause an insulin reaction which packs on the pounds. Some diet sweeteners are also linked with inflammation.

  1. Carbonated beverages

The process of carbonation could add excess phosphorus to the beverage, which depletes calcium from your bones.

  1. Foods that cause you to be constipated such as cheese

Dairy products are good nutritious foods if your body can handle them. However, many people suffer from constipation from cheese, or other digestive system upsets. Whenever you have constipation, you have waste products that are trying to escape the body. They may enter the bloodstream – and end up lodged in your joints, causing increased symptoms.

  1. High sugar electrolyte replacement formulas

These attack your joints by all five methods.

  1. Rice cakes

These seemingly harmless cakes may taste good with peanut butter on them, but they are lethal to your joints. Their ability to increase blood sugar and insulin levels is more than equal to a big dose of straight sugar. Stay away from them.

  1. Jasmine rice

Jasmine rice is similar to rice cakes, raising blood sugar and insulin levels to the same levels of a big dose of sugar.

  1. Caffeinated beverages

Coffee and caffeinated beverages may produce an acidic reaction in the body, leaching calcium from bones and weakening them.

  1. Hot dogs

These ballgame essentials need to be revisited. Heavy processing gives them one of the highest levels of AGEs any food can have. Not good.

Don’t let the list overwhelm you. If you’re consuming 8 or more of these foods now, eliminate them one by one over the next few months. Discover how much better your joints feel!


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