10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis

10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis

10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis
Gluten and wheat.
These two products can produce an inflammatory
response even if you are not gluten or wheat
A leaky gut (which is an actual medical term
now) has been linked to joint pain.
A leaky gut lets toxins into the bloodstream
which can then lead to inflammation around
the joints.
Because arthritis causes inflammation in joints,
it can be extremely painful, resulting in
swollen and stiff joints.
This can impact the quality of a person’s
According to the arthritis foundation, gluten
can cause flare ups of arthritis symptoms.
Some people who have arthritis may notice
that their arthritis pain becomes worse after
eating gluten.
This is why doctors suggest that people who
have arthritis should eat a diet which is
low in fats, salt and carbohydrates.
This can help relieve inflamed joints.
If your diet contains a lot of food with gluten
and / or wheat in it, consider eliminating
those types of foods from your diet to see
if your symptoms improve.
Almost all dairy products contain a type of
slow digesting protein called casein.
Casein protein can have the potential to irritate
the tissues around the joints.
This will then evolve from a joint irritation
into a full-blown inflammation.
Corn oil.
Corn oil should be avoided since any food
with abnormally high doses of omega-6 fatty
acids can have the potential to cause inflammation.
An excess of any oil, such as canola, grapeseed
or sunflower, can lead to inflammation.
It is easy to overindulge in these omega-6
fatty acids since so many foods contain this
Keep watching for some even more surprising
foods you should avoid if you have arthritis!
Fried and processed foods.
It should be pretty straightforward as to
why the reduction in fried and processed foods
can eliminate or reduce inflammation and subsequent
joint pain.
Studies have shown that a reduction in fried
and highly processed foods can reduce inflammation
and actually help restore the body’s natural
defenses regardless of your age or health
If you tend to eat a lot of fried and processed
food in your diet, cut down on what you are
Try to eliminate friend meats and prepared
frozen meals from your diet and add more vegetables
and fruits.
You should also be sure to drink a lot of
water and keep yourself hydrated.
Foods that have been fried, grilled, heated
or pasteurized.
A toxic byproduct, known as advanced glycation
end product (or AGE), is found in many fried,
grilled, heated or pasteurized foods.
It can actually cause inflammation.
When these AGE foods are consumed, it elicits
an autoimmune response since some proteins
in the body are ‘attacked.’
This then causes the onset of arthritic symptoms
due to increased inflammation.
Select vegetables.
Vegetables such as eggplants, peppers, potatoes,
and tomatoes can actually worsen arthritis
This is because a compound called solanine
which is found in these vegetables can create
‘adverse physiological reactions’ in people
with arthritis.
Things like fructose, glucose, and sucrose
can stimulate molecules in the body which
will then stimulate inflammation.
You should also avoid drinking carbonated
drinks, which are loaded with sugar and are
extremely high in calories.
This can lead to weight gain and inflammation.
If you are trying to cut sugar out of your
diet, you can opt for sugar free alternatives,
add more fruits and veggies to your diet,
and avoid over indulging on sweets.
A person’s blood sugar levels can increase
after eating sugary foods and drinks.
Foods that contain refined flour such as white
rice and pasta can also increase your blood
sugar level, causing your body to produce
inflammatory chemicals.
These chemicals, known as cytokines, can worsen
arthritis symptoms.
These types of foods can also lead to weight
gain when eaten in excess.
This puts stress on joints.
Refined carbohydrates.
White flour products such as white bread,
white potatoes, and most cereals can cause
inflammation since they are high on the glycemic
Furthermore, refined carbs may increase the
risk of obesity.
Obesity is one of the primary risk factors
of arthritis.
Alcohol and tobacco.
Alcohol and tobacco have been linked to a
specific type of arthritis called rheumatoid
Tobacco and alcohol use can lead to a large
variety of different health problems, including
Smokers are at a higher risk for developing
rheumatoid arthritis, while alcohol can increase
a person’s risk of developing gout.
So try to cut back on drinking and smoking,
and make healthier choices which includes
getting adequate rest and exercise.
Smoking is a big factor in the symptoms associated
with rheumatoid arthritis.
People who have smoked for more than 20 years
are at a much higher risk of developing severe
rheumatoid arthritis.
Smoking can also decrease the effectiveness
of certain drugs which are used to treat rheumatoid
Scientists suspect that smoking can also affect
the immune system’s functionality.
Luckily, smoking is an environmental risk
factor, and is also completely preventable.
If you smoke and have arthritis, you should
consider quitting.
If you need help quitting, speak to your doctor
Some foods to consume regularly to reduce
inflammation include omega-3 rich foods such
as fish.
Some of these include mackerel, salmon, tuna,
and herring.
A healthy diet that includes soybeans, tofu,
and edamame along with some cherries, broccoli,
green tea and any citrus fruits can help reduce
Whole grains instead of refined grains are
So carbs such as brown rice or oatmeal are
And beans such as kidney, pinto or red beans
are recommended as well.
Finally, omega-3 foods and oils such as avocado,
walnuts and virgin oil are fats that can and
should be consumed on a regular basis.
Arthritis is a complex disease that can come
in more than a hundred different forms.
Although arthritis is usually regarded as
an ‘older person’s disease’ it is not
merely relegated to seniors.
Those in their adulthood or even teenagers
can be arthritic.
It is generally defined as ‘painful inflammation
and stiffness of the joints.’
Severe arthritis can affect a lot of daily
activities such as brushing one’s teeth,
driving a motor vehicle or putting clothes
One in about every four patients describes
the pain as a seven or higher (on a 1 to 10
scale, with 10 being the most intolerable
However, some foods can cause further inflammation
whereas other foods can lower and significantly
reduce inflammation.
Even if you do not have arthritis it is important
to know what foods can cause inflammation
and what foods won’t or can reduce inflammation.
Although there is no one food that can objectively
reduce inflammation for all people, there
are different types of food that can work
better (or worse) with your body.
If you have arthritis and are worried that
some of the foods you eat may be worsening
your conditions, speak to your doctor today
about the types of lifestyle changes you can
make to help relieve your symptoms.
You should also speak to your doctor about
any changes in your diet that could help ease
your pain.
Your doctor will go over your history and
discuss your options with you.
If you notice any changes in your symptoms
or are considering eliminating certain types
of food from your diet, speak to your doctor
first to ensure that you are making the best
decision for yourself and for your health.
For example, if you eat a lot of dairy and
notice that you are experiencing extreme pain
or inflammation, consider limiting your dairy
This is because dairy products can contribute
to pain associated with arthritis because
of the protein that is found in certain foods.
Protein found in some dairy products can irritate
the tissue surrounding a person’s joints.
Another example of foods or drinks which may
be affecting your arthritis symptoms is alcohol.
Increased levels of alcohol can also lead
to higher chances of developing gout which
can further any inflammation in and around
joints and bones.
Eating a diet that is nutrient rich and contains
vegetables and fruit will help improve your
mental and physical health.
You should also incorporate exercise into
your daily routine, which can help improve
your overall health and even ease some symptoms
associated with arthritis.
If you smoke or drink and do not have a regular
exercise regimen, it may be time to start
making some lifestyle changes, particularly
if you are older or already suffer from arthritis.
Simple adjustments like small changes to your
diet and a more active lifestyle can help
relieve symptoms associated with arthritis.
If you need help quitting smoking or need
some advice on the types of foods you should
(and shouldn’t) be eating if you have arthritis,
speak to your doctor today.
What other foods do you eat that tend to make
your arthritis symptoms worse?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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100 thoughts on “10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis


  • I can understand things like fried fast food potatoes stuff with gluten White pasta and highly sugary things but all the other vegetables and fruits what else am I supposed to eat when the heck is there left to eat.

  • So we are supposed to eat raw cold food? I don't have arthritis but seriously.. I am not a rabbit, horse or cow.. Who eats tobacco ? Ugh!! I hope I never get arthritis, I can not eat soy, or anything in the soy family.. this video could be edited it repeats itself too much.

  • I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis since I was 5 years old. I’m 21 now and sometimes the pain and fatigue is so bad. I’ve never even had a job because it’s impossible for me to wake up before 11am lol. My friends and family just think I’m lazy but that’s not the case. I don’t want to take any of the crazy meds for it either with the terrible side effects or cancer risks. NSAIDS don’t do anything for me either unfortunately. It’s a catch 22 so for now so I’m trying this natural treatment and feeling better hyperzen.net/mbok

  • I have switched my diet and eat salad almost everyday of the week. Once in a while I cheat. I don't eat many fruits because of the sugar content.  I do eat apples and they seem to fill me up when in my salad. I notice I am not hungary afterwards if I put apples in my salad. I call it my chicken replacement. It is a struggle to make the change but I am not having the cravings that bad for meat. I just need something good foods to nibble on from time to time that is safe for me to eat. Though I don't always do that.  It is very painful when my arthritis flares up. The other day I had some rice cakes with dark chocolate.  Good luck to all those who need to make the change also. Say no to pain and sickness. You can do it!

  • Doktors not care 10min give for apoitment jazz put thiks to computer 10min and send to fo you maby in fantasy world thankyou man xx

  • High Fructose corn syrup or just plane corn syrup once ingested attack the arthritic joints…..much more painful then sugar though!!!

  • I have RA and watching this bullshit is making go by a 6 pack of beer and pack cigarettes, I can't live just eating a freaking carrot this you gotta go to a chef school to learn how to make couple of meals

  • And nervous breakdown good for arthritis? Watching stupid noisy videos like they were shot at nightclub and people shouting instead of talking? Get a life

  • What a stupid article. Basically eating anything could cause worsening arthritis. Should have just listed the one or two foods that can be eaten.

  • Chronic or now and again stress contributes to arthritic inflammatory pain. People tend not to associate the state of ones mental health with their physical health. The two are inseparable. The more negativity that impacts your life the more ill you will become. Negative emotions elevate pain levels. Its not easy fighting stress or negative emotions stressors are everywhere but one can only but try.

  • Too much of anything in life is not good for you even if it be highly nutritious food or other pleasures. It causes overload and counter reactions will occur making the body work to deal with it. High concentrations of anything not good on a daily basis over a long period of time. Its difficult but there you have it. We all want a clearer passage through life but things get in the way. Do your best. Thats all you can ask of yourself. Good luck on your healing journey.

  • It is all in what you get used to. I do not eat most of these foods anyway. My food is just as delicious.
    You won't miss the junk if you just experiment untill you discover delicious new combinations.

  • Why ask your doctor. Some doctors do not even know what are the vitamin include in vegetables. The best way observe you body every time you eat.

  • Let me try to eat this and leave some and see if the pain will go. But my knees are paining so much.. I was 93 kg now am 84 but the pain is still too much

  • The root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis has to do with a damaged nervous system. Severly damaged nerves are caused mainly by the orgasm. The second enemy to the nervous system, which is less destructive than the orgasm are negative emotions such as anger, fear, hate etc. Minor offenders to the nerves are drugs and stimulants, sugar, alcohol, smoking etc. Another idea is that people with strong nervous systems have a definite advantage and very low risk of disease including Rheumatoid Arthritis. People who wonder why they got RA, in my opinion should understand that having the orgasm for many, many times causes the nervous system to break and lead to not just autoimmune diseases but a large variety of diseases. The orgasm in the absence of a pure heart (love) is Pandora's box opened: evil, destruction, sickness, death.

  • When i had a pain even at night it meant no sleeping because i didnt want to take meds since they ruin my stomach. In desperation i prayed n asked God for healing.

    Within days the Holy Spirit said CUT OUT SUGAR. I did and the pain went away within days. A year later i lost 11kg or 24lbs. No more pain and stiffness and no more migraine headaches. I am eternally grateful to God.

    Every time i cheated all the pain came back. I eat fruit all i want without any problems. My diet remained the same.

  • Viewers don't like background music. They concentrate on subject. Delete music in future videos. And delete music from videos already recorded please

  • •Gluten
    •corn oil
    •fried and highly processed foods
    •fried, grilled, pasteurized foods
    •eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes
    • sugar
    •white flour products (refined carbs)
    •alcohol and tobacco

  • How about mentioning the poisonous chemicals from the toothpaste in brushing one's teeth. Some of the foods you mentioned there cause arthritis.

  • I have rehumatoid Arthritis since 5 years and everything I examine on my meel and I felt the worst foods for rehumatoid Arthritis are; brinjal, all type of meat without fish, tomatos all fruits and specially vitamin-C spinich and all junk food, cold drinks, all pulses, rice, sugar and curd

  • I'm suffering from arthritis that is becoming severe. Mine is generalized into all the joints. With the exception of cheese, I'm avoiding most of the foods you say are bad.

  • A few things help reduce arthritis pain for me.  Three Tablespoons of organic unprocessed coconut oil a day stops nerve pain, a product called Cellect which is high in colostrum, and using a tens unit for zapping painful joints.  Fruit, including lots of bananas prevented the arthritis from getting worse. But we are all unique in what works for us.  I got arthritis from taking an antibiotic.

  • Can protein from beans worsen the inflammation. I very keen in what am eating but it seems its becoming worse. Can ice cold water help to eliminate inflammation?

  • Very good ideas and great advice to keep away from arthritis avoiding those foods and things which we take every time thanku so much.

  • It's ALL true! My friend stopped all these bad foods and for the rest of her life she was largely free of her arthritis.
    She died of malnutrition a month later. Wonder what Roger Horton would make of this video

  • If you die…everything is gone..no more diabetes , no more arthritis etc…
    Everyone will die anyway…
    So…don’t eat…

  • There is almost nothing else left to eat…Only lettuce…than I can eat also paper hankie..soaked in a little orange juice..But, juice is also forbidden 😥

  • In France, People are eating mostly white bread – baguette , and they don’t suffer a lot of arthritis..In Mediterranean lands, people are eating a lot of tomatoes, paprika and eggplants and they don’t have specially more arthritis…How about that? We have it in the west because they feed us with pesticides and hormones

  • Thank you for the teachings👍.
    Eating food outside with Ve-tsin/ AdjieNoMoto ( especially Chinese food/ Chinise restaurants) causes within half an hour severe pain in both kneese, whereby standing up and walking to our car is very painful. So my husband and I, stop eten those chemicals and with healty food I can do all things. God bless you!

  • Very informative but please off or slow down the music. Please let me clear that Omega 6 is good or bad for Arthritis.

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