9 Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis

Research shows some arthritis symptoms can be exasperated with some specific foods. If you suffer from this painful malady, you can avoid those that make flare-ups more common and eat foods that will lessen the symptoms.
Cut back on:
Fried and processed foods
Red meat, such as burgers and steaks
Processed meats like hot dogs, brats and other sausages
Refined carbohydrates like the ones you find in breads and pastries
Dairy products, because for many people, casein, a protein common in milk, ice cream and cheese, has been shown to irritate the tissue around joints
Alcohol and tobacco
Excessive salt
Vegetable oils
Soda and other sugar-sweetened beveragesA Harvard Health Study suggested that these foods can help reduce inflammation:
Olive oil
Leafy greens
Fatty fish
Many of these foods fit what’s known as the Mediterranean Lifestyle Diet and it has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory way to eat.