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Arthritis: 7 Arthritis Causing Foods to Avoid

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Arthritis: 7 Arthritis Causing Foods to Avoid
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Tired of aching, grinding joints? Worried that your hands are going to be gnarled and painful? Arthritis affects more than 50 million American adults and 300,000 children have one of the 100 different types of arthritis.

Doctors prescribe drugs and sometimes there is a surgical “fix.”

Did you know that there are foods that make arthritis far worse? You may be making your joints hurt just from the foods you are choosing.

Pain is a result of inflammation and many foods cause inflammation. You’ll be surprised to learn which foods may be making your joints ache. You’ll be really shocked about number 3.

1. Saturated Fat

Saturated fats are found in red meat, butter, and cheese. Saturated fats trigger inflammation in fat tissue. This type of inflammation is particularly dangerous for your heart and is known to make arthritis pain worse.

The other issue with red meat is that it contains advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs stimulate inflammation. When food is cooked at high temperatures – grilling, frying, toasting, roasting or broiling – AGEs form. High levels are associated with inflammation-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, and Alzheimer’s.

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