Suffering from joint pain? Cut down these food itemsNowadays many old-age and middle-age people suffer from joint pain. Along with taking medicine/alternative medicine and undergoing physiothreapy, such patients must cut down the following food items:-
(a) Refined sugar: Sugar triggers release of cytokines in human body. Cytokines are responsible for inflammation and soreness in joints. So, those who are suffering from joint pain, must minimize intake of refined sugar.
(b)Dairy products: Dairy products like milk, cheese, butter, ghee, etc. contain high level of protein, which causes tenderness and pain in joints. So, the people who are suffering from joint pain must cut down dairy products and substitute these with soy milk, margarine, tofu, etc.
(c) Tomatoes: Tomatoes can trigger joint pain in case of a particular type of arthritis called gout. Tomatoes increase the level of uric acid in blood which is the major cause of gout. So, conmsumption of tomatoes must be minimised.
(d) Refined grains: Refined grains and flour contain inflammatory agents and increase joint pain because of their high glycemic index. So patients suffering from joint pain must stop taking refined grains and flour.