Tired of aching, grinding joints? Worried that your hands are going to be gnarled and painful? Arthritis affects more than 50 million American adults and 300,000 children have one of the 100 different types of arthritis.
Doctors prescribe drugs and sometime there is a surgical “fix.”
Did you know that there are foods that make arthritis far worse? You may be making your joints hurt just from the foods you are choosing.
Pain is a result of inflammation and many foods cause inflammation. You’ll be surprised to learn which foods may be making your joints ache. You’ll be really shocked about number 3.
Saturated fats are found in red meat, butter and cheese. Saturated fats trigger inflammation in fat tissue. This type of inflammation is particularly dangerous for your heart and is known to make arthritis pain worse.
The other issue with red meat is that it contains advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs stimulate inflammation. When food is cooked at high temperatures – grilling, frying, toasting, roasting or broiling – AGEs form. High levels are associated with inflammation-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, and Alzheimer’s.
You may have heard of Omega-3 fatty acids. They are super important to control inflammation. Omega-6 fatty acids can trigger your body to produce chemicals that cause inflammation. You’ll find Omega-6 fatty acids in corn, safflower, sunflower, soy and vegetable oils, and products that contain these oils. Replace your Omega-6 rich oils with canola, flaxseed, walnut, and olive oils.
Remember that these omaga-6 fatty acids are found in trans-fats and commercial frying oil. Eliminate these for extra protection.
cohol has in interesting track record when it comes to inflammation. A few studies show that 5 to 10 grams of alcohol a day may help protect you from developing rheumatoid arthritis. That’s about half a beer a day.
If you already have arthritis, alcohol interacts badly with most anti-inflammatory medication. Certain form of arthritis are worsened by drinking alcohol. Moderating your alcohol intake may important to control arthritis pain.