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Arthritis Diet: Eight Tips to Control Arthritic Pain

1. Make Sure You Really Have Osteoarthritis
2. Searching For Just Pain Relief? You Shouldn't
3. Keeping Your Weight in Balance is Key To Taking Control of Your Osteoarthritis!

4. The Arthritis Fighting Diet
5. Fighting Arthritis Through Proper Exercise!
6. The Treatments: NSAIDs, Cox-II Inhibitors, Surgery, & Glucosamine
7. How to Evaluate a Glucosamine Product
8. 12 Ingredients to Ease Your Arthritis Pain

Tip 4: The Arthritis Fighting Diet

Let's begin by listing 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.

Arthritis Diet: Foods to avoid...

The most common food culprits are:

  • sugar
  • caffeine
  • citrus
  • salt
  • red meat
  • dairy products
  • additives
  • soft drinks
  • flour
  • nightshades (examples below)
  • 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 number 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 pop 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.

For someone on an arthritis diet, remember, "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.

Continue to tip five: Exercise Your Joints

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