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Avoid these Foods if You Have Arthritis


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Arthritis refers to an inflammation of the joints. There are different types of arthritis and they can affect one or even multiple joints in our bodies. While it is most common among the elderly, especially people over 65 years of age; it can affect younger people too, unfortunately, including teenagers and children and can cause a lot of pain.
Arthritis usually requires medical attention because you will need medication for it but other than that, did you know that following a good diet can help you reduce the suffering that comes with it? Some foods are known to cause further inflammation and you should definitely avoid them if you are looking to help your situation.
Getting rid of certain foods may not be the most interesting thing especially because it might mean getting rid of something you really like eating, but it is worth it. You will for sure realize it when you experience less pain or even have the doctor minimize on the number of medicines you need to take.
So here are the foods you need to avoid if you have arthritis.

1. Coffee

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This is truly some bad news considering just how many people prefer to start their day with a cup of coffee. While it is known to have its own share of health benefits, coffee has been proven to increase one’s chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis, as some of its ingredients spark the rheumatoid factor. Studies have shown that those people who drink four or more cups in a day are more at risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis compared to those who do not. Their chances are twice as much in fact. If there is the slightest risk factor that could cause arthritis, then you might want to consider starting your morning by drinking tea instead.

2. Tobacco

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Unfortunately, this is a hard one to quit. Tobacco is just very addictive regardless of the form you take it in. People who smoke this substance have very high chances of developing severe rheumatoid arthritis so it’s better not to start intake if you haven’t yet, but if you do take this substance, it might be time to actually stop because you are not doing yourself a favor. Smoking affects how medication taken for arthritis works on the body. It lessens the effect and even continues to damage your joints, bones and connective tissue.


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