Arthritis is quite a common problem among older people. The term actually describes a wide range of conditions that lead to inflamed and painful joints in the body. The causes are just as varied. While it is most commonly found in older people, it can be found in people of all ages.
Treating arthritis is very difficult and medical professionals tend to try and soothe the symptoms as much as possible. This will often mean medication and there are some things you can do yourself to help relieve symptoms. This includes avoiding foods that will cause inflammation of the joints. Here’s a look at some of the foods you should avoid if you have arthritis.
Arthritis Food To Avoid #1: Salt
Salt is used in cooking all over the planet. It is often used as a seasoning but it also often used for its ability to help preserve food. Preserving food helps make it last longer without expiring, which helps to keep the cost of certain foods as low as possible. Unfortunately, though, salt is not good for us and can contribute to inflammation.
If you do suffer from arthritis, you should check labels first to see just how much salt they contain. Also, try to avoid adding additional salt to your food as seasoning. Other preservatives can also contribute to inflammation so try to stick to fresh, unprocessed foods as much as you can.