Many medical studies advise those suffering from arthritis to eat the healthy foods needed for the body, but at the same time they warn against some foods that exacerbate inflammation and its associated symptoms.
In a study conducted by the American College of Rheumatology on people with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers noted that among 20 types of foods, it appears that sugar-sweetened soft drinks and sweets are likely to exacerbate symptoms of the disease, according to Healthline.
According to a mouse study conducted in 2019 by researchers from Yonsei University College of Medicine in South Korea, it was discovered that mice with a high-salt diet experienced more severe arthritis symptoms compared to those with a lower salt intake. This finding highlights the detrimental impact of salt-rich diets on arthritis severity.
The researchers observed that consuming excessive amounts of sodium could potentially increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases like arthritis in individuals.
Ultra-processed items such as fast food, breakfast cereals, and processed meats tend to be high in added sugar, preservatives, fructose, and other ingredients that potentially increase inflammation and, in turn, exacerbate symptoms of arthritis.
Gluten is a collection of proteins abundantly present in wheat, barley, and various other grains.
Certain studies have established a connection between gluten and heightened arthritis symptoms. Furthermore, evidence suggests that adopting a vegetarian diet devoid of this substance could potentially alleviate disease activity and enhance inflammation levels.