Prevention magazine’s online version (www.prevention.com) lists an article by Kasandra Brabaw about joint pain and foods that increase its likelihood.
The Centers for Disease Control state that about 1 in 5 American adults have a doctor’s diagnosis of arthritis. While so-called “anti-inflammatory” foods such as olive oil, nuts and fatty fish are known to help decrease the incidence of joint pain, some are known to exacerbate it.
Here are three foods to watch out for if you have joint pain:
Juicy red tomatoes can increase the specific joint pain caused by gout. Research shows that eating tomatoes raises blood levels of uric acid.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Foods containing soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil. These oils, as well as processed foods, margarine, fried foods, and egg yolks contain high levels of omega-6 fatty acids. Most American diets consist of too much omega-6 fatty acids. When the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is too high, inflammation is caused.
Sodas with sugar trigger the release of messengers called ‘cytokines,’ which produce inflammation in the body. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30 years of research has linked soda drinking to arthritis.
Brabaw’s article explains that the Power Nutrient Solution is a plan to improve many health issues at the root cause and contains a link to an e-commerce website. Because joint pain and stiffness affect walking and other simple motions, it is wise to think about avoiding these three foods. They could be making your joints hurt.
Written by: Ruby Moseley, FizzNiche Staff Writer