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Arthritis Specialist in Dubai Suggests Foods to Avoid if you have Arthritis

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Inflammation triggers rheumatoid arthritis What you eat may not only increase inflammation, it can also set you up for other chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Here are 8 food ingredients that may trigger inflammation in your body:

Sugar

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. This includes desserts, pastries, chocolate bars, colas and even fruit juices. Sugar also goes by many names so look out for any word ending in “ose,” e.g. fructose or sucrose on ingredient labels.

Refined Carbohydrates

All white flour products (breads, rolls, crackers) white rice, white potatoes (instant mashed potatoes, or french fries) and many cereals are refined carbohydrates. These high-glycemic index foods fuel the production of advanced glycation end (AGE) products that stimulate inflammation.

Saturated Fats

Found in pizza, cheese, red meat, full-fat dairy products and certain desserts, saturated fats can trigger adipose, or fat tissue inflammation, which can worsen arthritis inflammation.

Trans Fats

Known to trigger systemic inflammation, trans fat can be found in fast foods and other fried products, processed snack foods, frozen breakfast products, cookies, donuts, crackers and most stick margarines. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient labels.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Your body needs a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for normal growth and development. However, excess consumption of omega-6s can trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. These fatty acids are found in oils such corn, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed, soy, peanut, and vegetable; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings.

Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG)

MSG is a flavor-enhancing food additive most commonly found in prepared Asian food and soy sauce, but it can also be added to fast foods, prepared soups and soup mixes, salad dressings and deli meats. This chemical can trigger two important pathways of chronic inflammation, and affect liver health.

Gluten and Casein

Gluten and casein are common allergens in food that may also promote inflammation. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley and any foods made with these grains. Casein is found in whey protein products. For individuals with arthritis, who also have celiac disease (gluten allergy) and dairy intolerance, the inflammatory effect can be even worse.

Aspartame

A non-nutritive, intense artificial sweetener found in more than 4,000 products worldwide. If you are sensitive to this chemical, your immune system can react to the “foreign substance” by attacking the chemical, which in return, will trigger an inflammatory response.

Alcohol

Excessive use of alcohol weakens liver function and disrupts other multi-organ interactions and can cause inflammation. It is best eliminated or used in moderation.
Thus, your diet is the key to controlling inflammation and arthritis symptoms. Eliminate foods that cause inflammation and include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fish can be your main source of protein and including more omega-3 in your diet can make a big difference.

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