Joint pain becomes increasingly common as we get older, but can strike even the most fit and youthful among us. Sometimes it might not be your amount and type of activity, but what you’re eating. Of course exercise routines and medication can help ease it, but monitoring your diet might be enough. Certain foods can encourage joint inflammation. Chief among them are red meats and refined sugars, but the list also includes alcohol, processed grains, most dairy, and too much salt.
- Apart from exercise and other medical conditions, diet can play a key role in experiencing joint pain.
- Processed or refined foods, such as sugar and grain, can cause painful joint inflammation.
- The oils in corn have a lot of omega-6 fatty acids, and these can also induce joint pain as the body reacts to the omega-6.
“Plus, a 2014 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes that a red meat-derived glycan promotes the development of systemic inflammation and cancer progression.”