8 Foods To Avoid If You Suffer From Psoriatic Arthritis And Joint Pain

Your family probably loved several classic dishes growing up that aren’t particularly nutritious but bring back fond memories. Additionally, you might have formed routines such as ordering a pizza after a demanding work week and collapsing in front of the TV with a slice to unwind. Most of the time, we don’t think about the implications of eating that pizza, the corned beef on rye we had for lunch, or the BBQ burgers and hot dogs we had at the backyard party. However, eating these things can be bad for you. They are the cause of joint pain, inflammation, and illness.

1. Processed Meats

Processed Meats

It’s like adding gasoline to the fire in your joints to eat beef jerky as a snack or sausages with your breakfast. Meats that have undergone one of the following processing processes are considered processed. According to studies, eating processed beef frequently raises inflammatory biomarkers like interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive proteins (CRPs), and homocysteine.

Your joints and other organ systems are targeted by these indicators. For instance, homocysteine can damage the lining of arteries, which can result in blood clots, artery hardening, stroke, and heart disease.

The study mentioned above also demonstrated that red and processed meats aggravated RA symptoms. A diet rich in red meat also raises the risk of developing inflammatory arthritis, according to another study including 25,630 adults.

And to emphasize this even further, the opposing side of the coin demonstrates that plant-based diets reduce arthritic symptoms. You can greatly lessen the symptoms of joint pain by avoiding processed meats, choosing grass-fed lean meats, and only eating them twice per week.

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