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5 foods to avoid if you’re suffering from arthritis


01/7 5 foods to avoid if you’re suffering from arthritis

Arthritis is a medical condition where a person suffers from joint pain because of inflammation in his/her joints. Arthritis can affect a person in different ways, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common ones.

Osteoarthritis is a non-inflammatory type of arthritis that occurs when the cartilage at the end of our bones wears off. On the other hand, Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory type of arthritis that not only damages the joints but also affects other systems of our body. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells and tissues in our joints.

While arthritis affects the bones and the joints, it may also cause pain in other areas of the body based on the type. Pain in the joints, stiffness, swelling, redness on the skin and restriction in movement are some of the symptoms of arthritis. While management of the condition, medication and therapy can help relieve some of the symptoms, there are also some foods doctors advise patients to minimize or limit in the diet to avoid aggravating symptoms and pain:

02/7Added sugar

Added sugars are generally found in chocolates, sodas, candies, juices, soft drinks, cereals and even some sauces. You should avoid foods that contain added sugar because