Louisa Richards
December 22 2020

Some people find that making changes to their diet improves their arthritis symptoms. This may involve avoiding inflammatory foods, such as saturated fat and sugar. It may also involve avoiding foods that are high in purines

Foods to avoid

Dietary choices may impact a person’s arthritis symptoms.
Inflammatory fats

Several types of fat increase inflammation in the body. According to the Arthritis Foundation, a person with arthritis should limit:

  • Omega 6 fatty acids: These include oils, such as corn, safflower, sunflower, and vegetable oil. Omega 6 fatty acids are not harmful in moderation, but many people in America consume a lot of them.
  • Saturated fat: Meat, butter, and cheese contain this type of fat. Saturated fat should account for less than 10% of someone’s total calorie intake per day.
  • Trans fats: This type of fat is harmful to human health because it reduces “good” cholesterol, increases “bad” cholesterol, and raises inflammation levels. Manufacturers have been removing trans fats from most prepared foods over the last few years but check the nutrition facts panel to be sure.

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