Food Triggers for Arthritis Inflammation

Food Triggers for Arthritis Inflammation


Gluten initiates the release of the protein zonulin. This protein causes intestinal permeability, whose consequences include immune complexes and systematic inflammation. The former spread quickly to the synovial membrane, depositing in the joint spaces, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. That being said, you may want to follow a gluten-free diet, whether or not you have celiac disease. Foods to eliminate from your diet include wheat, rye, and barley.


Taking too much sugar causes an imbalance in your pH, making your body extremely acidic. This results in overly stressed organs, compromised immune system, and inflamed joints. As an arthritis expert, I strongly advise that you moderate your consumption. This involves taking soft drinks, pastries, and candy in reasonable amounts.


Aspartame is an artificial ingredient common in processed foods, spice mixes, and condiments. Since the body cannot process this ingredient, it is more likely to trigger an immune response, causing inflammation. Substitute convenience products including diet sodas and processed foods with anti-inflammatory products including plant-based proteins, fruits, and vegetables.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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