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Eight Tips to Control Arthritic Pain

Tip 4: The Arthritis Fighting Diet

If you're serious about finding arthritis pain relief, then you'll be serious about your diet. Combined with excercise and daily liquid glucosamine supplements, your diet can impact the amount of arthritis pain you experience. We are here to help, starting with some food items that you should avoid. While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, they all have one thing in common. One or more of the food items listed will be an “allergy food” for the arthritis sufferer.


The most common culprits are:

  • sugar
  • caffeine
  • citrus
  • salt
  • red meat
  • dairy products
  • additives
  • soft drinks
  • corn
  • flour


Some have said that nightshades are a problem. They are not. This is an old myth that has been going on for years. This is the list. 

  • eggplants 
  • red peppers
  • tomatoes 
  • white potatoes
  • tobacco


If you do eat any of these foods, pay attention to any reaction you might have in the next 24 hours. If you notice a reaction, you are indeed allergic to that food item.


Society Factors 
If there are two major factors that we could examine in the past 50-60 years that has lead to an increase in the numbers of people who suffer from arthritis, it would be these:


  1. Sugar has become a major part of our daily diets.
  2. The consumption of soda has become widespread.


Let’s talk about soda. It is difficult to believe but every time you drink a (regular) soda, you are consuming 11-13 teaspoons of sugar. Some of you may remember that old trick of putting a penny in a glass of soda. It corrodes that penny to the point of virtual destruction. In short, soda is not something that you should be drinking on a regular basis if you are concerned about arthritis. It destroys your insides and your bones.


Food Labels 
Read food labels. Be especially careful and avoid as much food as possible that contains preservatives and/or additives. The more natural your diet in terms of the food you eat, the greater your chances of arthritis pain relief.


Prepared Meals 
Those meals you buy that can just be “popped” into the oven are also something you should avoid if possible. Some contain as much as 1200 mg of sodium and as much as 60 mg of cholesterol. They also contain additives and lots of sugar.


You can still enjoy food that promotes arthritis pain relief. Simply avoid sugars and try to eat as naturally as possible.


Continue to Tip 5: Exercise Your Joints!

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  5. Fighting Arthritis Through Proper Exercise!
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