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Leo Galland, Integrative Medicine, answeredAvoid sugar and foods with added sugar and refined carbohydrates if you have arthritis. Reduce inflammation by cutting out white flour products, white rice and white potatoes. Several studies have shown that consuming foods of this type aggravates inflammation. Instead eat high fiber foods like whole grains and legumes. Studies have shown that high fiber diets are anti-inflammatory.
Maoshing Ni, Gerontology, answeredCertain foods can aggravate arthritis by stimulating the inflammatory process. Depending on what type of arthritis you have, there are certain foods and food groups you should avoid. For rheumatoid arthritis, avoid the nightshade group, including tomatoes, eggplants, and red bell peppers. Also avoid spicy, greasy, and fried foods. Smoking and alcohol can also aggravate the condition. For degenerative arthritis with no rheumatoid inflammation, avoid cold, raw foods. Eat less sugar, and avoid being in damp cold places. A practitioner may be able to give you a better assessment and recommend a specific dietary regimen.