If you suffer from generalized aches and pains, you should probably see your doctor. But, what I do is avoid eating certain foods that may be causing arthritis like symptoms. Foods can make you healthy through weight loss. But, eating the wrong foods such as junk and snack foods can make you miserable.
For example, eating any type of meat or animal products, sugar, fat, salt, caffeine like in coffee and nightshades like tomatoes and eggplant may worsen the condition or pain. So, what does one do? He has to be aware of the common inflammation triggers such as the above mentioned.
You might want to stick with eating brown rice. It is not known to cause problems. But, try to buy California grown, as it has less arsenic in it. Eat your berries and steamed green, yellow, and orange vegetables. Asparagus, broccoli, spinach, string beans, squash, chard, collard greens, lettuce, are worthy choices.
Be sure to drink more filtered water. Don’t forget to eat green salads everyday with a few sunflower or pumpkin seeds on top. Cooked onions and mushrooms are a good topping over your steamed vegetables.
Also, be sure to get out into the sun daily. Be physically active or exercise moderately. Watch the amounts of condiments you use, like ketchup. Reduce salt intake. One way to be sure about how much salt you are eating is limit refined and processed foods.
And, most definitely, don’t eat out at restaurants and fast food places. These foods are loaded with way too much salt, oil and sugar which may exacerbate inflammation.
Here’s the main foods to avoid we all love to eat and drink…
- Citrus fruits
- Dairy products
- Wheat, oats, barley, rye
I always make sure I cook my potatoes long enough. I stopped baking them and take the skin off now because of the acrylamide produced. I usually either boil or fry them in a pan (without oil.) I eat brown rice, millet and quinoa, avoiding grains like corn and wheat.
If you feel food may be the culprit causing all those mysterious aches and pains, you might want to try eliminating suspected foods for a while, then reintroducing them one by one to see how they affect you.
Once you do this, you will know for sure which ones to eat and to avoid. Pain is a great motivator to change ones ways. Also, turmeric may help ease your pain [1 nccih.nih.gov]’.
1 URL nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric/ataglance.htm
Website Title National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Article Title Turmeric
Date Published December 16, 2016
Date Accessed April 21, 2018
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.