12 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis


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1. Alcohol

Try to limit the amount of alcohol you consume as it can aggravate any inflammation happening in the body. This becomes a real concern if you’re drinking more than 1-2 drinks per sitting. Instead, give non-alcoholic party drinks a try to help you cut back but still have fun.


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2. White Bread

Refined carbohydrates like white bread not only provide your body with minimal nutrition but may also fuel the production of something called advanced glycation end (AGE) products. These compounds are known to promote inflammation, a red flag for those with arthritis. Swap out white bread for whole grain bread like this, which is also a healthy choice in terms of fiber, vitamins and minerals.