First, I will start this tip with a list of foods to watch out for. While there over 100 different kinds of arthritis, they all have one thing in common. There are one or more foods that the sufferer is allergic to.
Arthritis Diet: Foods to avoid...
- The most common food culprits are:
- red meat
- dairy products
- soft drinks
- nightshades (examples below)
- red peppers
- white potatoes
You should make a note when you eat these foods. If your arthritis pain becomes worse within 24 hours of eating any of the above, it is a good bet that you've found a food that aggravates your arthritis and that you should stay away from.
Two things have happened since the 1930s and 40s that have caused Arthritis to be much more common.
1. Sugar began to be a large part of our diets
2. Drinking of soda has become widespread.
There are 11 to 13 teaspoons of sugar in a soft drink. If you put a penny in a glass of
cola it will eat the coin. I would highly recommend to anyone with Arthritis to stop drinking soda and reduce his or her sugar intake. The arthritis diet should not have much sugar in it.
For someone on an arthritis diet, If it can spoil eat it. If it cannot spoil do not eat it. Also, stay away from additives and preservatives. Be sure to read the labels. Look at all the additives in ice cream, candy, and all the quick meals you pop in the microwave. They just are not good for your Arthritis.
Most prepared meals have over 1200 mg of sodium in each serving and 60 mg of cholesterol. This is not just bad for your Arthritis; it is bad for your health in general.