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National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredWhile lots of scientists have looked at the possible link between foods and the development of arthritis, there’s not much evidence to support it. Naturally, if you eat certain foods and arthritis symptoms seem to worsen, avoid that food, but make sure you are still getting a balanced diet and eating a wide variety of healthy foods. The food-arthritis link is often related to a discussion of food allergies and arthritis. Food allergies occur when your immune system mistakenly believes that something you ate is harmful. To protect you, the immune system makes antibodies against that food. The antibodies set off a chain reaction that causes symptoms. Once antibodies are made against a particular food, the body instantly recognizes that food the next time it is consumed, and the cycle begins again. While research continues in this area to see if certain foods can be identified that make arthritis worse, no good evidence exists at this time.