Suffering from arthritis? Avoid these foods!

 Arthritis is a painful medical condition which is more common in women than men. 

Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 23:12 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Arthritis is a painful medical condition which is more common in women than men. It is a form of inflammation of joints that leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness. Though there are many medicines to treat this condition, but one can reduce arthritis pain simply by avoiding certain foods.

Here are some foods to avoid if you are suffering from arthritis:

Red meat

Avoid consuming red meat as it contains relatively high levels of an omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid that exacerbate pain and inflammation.

Fried foods

One should avoid eating any fried foods, especially those fried in vegetable oils as they are high in omega-6 fatty acids.

Sugary drinks

Stop drinking sugary drinks like soda, fruit punch and lemonade as they can increase the acidity of the blood, exacerbating inflammation. Instead you can drink water and herbal teas.


Avoid drinking coffee if you want to reduce the arthritis pain as it can increase acidity of the blood, which exacerbate inflammation. You can replace coffee with green tea and herbal teas.

Dairy products

Dairy products like cheese, ice cream, milk, butter, and yogurt should be avoided as they contribute to arthritis pain due to the type of protein they contain.