Foods To Avoid In Your Arthritis Diet!

Foods Can Trigger Joint and Arthritis Pain!

An arthritis diet includes a comprehensive list of foods that it is recommended you avoid. Studies indicate that allergies to certain foods may trigger arthritis pain in joints. Eliminating these foods by following a good diet you may be able to get arthritis pain relief.

While the list is long and you may feel that life will be boring if you are restricted from eating these foods you have to look at how much better life will be if you get pain relief.

You may find that you do not need to eliminate all foods on the list and your arthritis diet only needs certain foods to be restricted.

You can start by eliminating all foods on the list and then re-introduce them one at a time into your diet plan and see the results over 2 to 3 weeks. If you find that your arthritis pain increases then there is a good chance that this particular food is a trigger and it would be wise to totally eliminate if from your diet.

You might find that you obtain pain relief by restricting your intake of certain foods but not totally eliminating them. In other words you need to experiment a little with your arthritis diet to see what works for you.

Foods to avoid if you have arthritis:

  • Red meat (i.e. beef, lamb, pork). substitute chicken and oily fish.
  • Members of the nightshade family such as:

    – tomatoes
    – white potatoes
    – eggplants
    – red peppers
    – tobacco.

  • Wax covered fruit and citrus fruit. These days much of our fruit is wax covered to improve shelf life but organic fruit should not be.

    Dairy products such as cows milk, cheese and yoghurt.

  • Sugar and foods containing sugar:

    – chocolate
    – sweets
    – soft drinks
    – syrup
    – honey
    – treacle

  • Flour and bran made from white wheat:

    – Avoid foods where ingredients include cereal binders, cereal fillers or cereal protein, wheat starch or edible starch.

  • Dry roasted nuts – raw nuts like almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts may be beneficial.
  • Beverages:

    – alcohol
    – tea
    – coffee (including decaffeinated)
    – cocoa
    – soft drinks

  • Foods containing caffeine.
  • Restrict use of butter and margarine.
  • Salt, pepper and vinegar.

Remember to experiment with your diet to see what works best for you. You may find that you do not need to eliminate all these foods but only some or you might get pain relief by restricting your intake of some foods.

A good arthritis diet does not need to be boring. Use your imagination in preparing foods to get variety in flavors and taste.

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The information in this website is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult a qualified healthcare provider. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease yourself. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
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