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3 Foods To Avoid If You Have Joint Pain

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jun 06, 2022 10:19 AM EDT
3 Foods To Avoid If You Have Joint Pain

Are your joints throbbing? 

Do not leave it for a long time. Whether it's due to aging or inflammation, it's necessary to find out the cause and receive appropriate treatment.

It is also important to check your diet. There are foods that can make the pain worse. So, what are these foods?


When your bones and joints hurt, it is better to avoid hamburgers from fast-food restaurants. The same goes for hotdogs. 

Processed meat contains nitrites and purines. These chemicals add to inflammation and cause joint pain. 

A study found that people who enjoy processed meat are more likely to have hip replacement surgery than those who eat fresh red meat.


Sugar can worsen joint inflammation. Refined sugar creates cavities and worsens inflammation in the body. In a similar way, it adversely affects bones and joints.

Be careful with sugary fruit juices, coffee, and tea as well as carbonated drinks such as cola. 


Dairy products are usually good for your bones because it is rich in calcium. However, caution is necessary because casein can cause joint inflammation and pain. High-fat content is also a problem. It is better to reduce the intake of butter or cream and drink milk as a low-fat product. Skim milk is fine too.

How can you ease joint pain?

First, maintain a healthy weight. This is because being overweight places extra strain on your weight-bearing joints, such as your knees and back. 

Additionally, you may undergo strength training exercises in your routine that can help you build strong muscles that will provide support and stability for your joints.

READ: Eat These Foods To Relieve Arthritis!

Diet can also help maintain your joint health. You can keep your bones strong by eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Fish, like salmon, that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can also help reduce joint inflammation. 

READ: The 3 Benefits And Sources Of Vitamin D

Lastly, natural dietary supplements like Cosamin DS are clinically proven to reduce joint pain and tenderness.

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