Arthritis is a disorder characterized by joint pain and inflammation. Though there are a few different types of arthritis – psoriatic, rheumatoid, and osteoarthritis – the treatment for all kinds focuses on reducing inflammation.
Certain foods commonly trigger painful swelling, and your doc will probably recommend that you try an elimination diet to determine which ones bother you the most. No diet can cure arthritis, but you could have fewer flare-ups with attention to your diet.
Following are the most common foods that trouble people with arthritis. And please pay extra attention to number 6 and 7.
1. Dairy Products
Dairy products contain a type of protein thought to irritate the tissue surrounding your joints. It doesn’t bother everyone, but adults don’t really need much dairy in their diets anyway.
Try eliminating dairy to see if your bad arthritis days decrease. It’s easy to replace the protein in dairy with foods like quinoa, lentils, nut butters, tofu, beans, and spinach.