Arthritis and joint inflammation becomes many times the trigger point for other illness. As arthritis takes hold of the body joints become swollen and painful and at the same time movements become more difficult. Lack of movement not only increases weight it can increase cholesterol levels and blood pressure plus many more. There is no such thing as a magic cure or medication for arthritis. The best results so far been change of diet and lifestyle. Many script arthritis medicines have been found to lower the amount of selenium in your body as well there are types of foods to avoid as they may aggravate inflammation and joint pain.

Foods Better Stay Away From

Cut back on saturated fat found in red meat and other foods which raise cholesterol linked with cartilage damage in people with osteoarthritis. Refined and artificial sugar, found in many foods, lollies and other treats, can cause the body to release cells that increase inflammation. Studies also have found that aspartame and saccharin cause great weight gain. This also applies to any arthritis sufferer where there is sugar involved in drinks and daily meals. Stay clear from refined food, including most frozen meals, boxed cereals, snacks, sweet yogurt, banana-chips etc.

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Source by Josef Bichler