Joint Pain – Medical Problem of Modern Times
Joint pain is one of the most problematic and harmful symptoms of arthritis.
People suffering this health problem are feeling strong pains at their joints without any intensive effort – during walking, during normal daily activities, in day and night. At almost 20% of adult population in United States is diagnosed arthritis.
This medical problem is treated by different medical treatments and medicaments but it is almost impossible to get rid of this terrible pain forever and completely.
Some natural methods are useful – especially some kinds of food:
olive oil, nuts, fatty fish and other similar foods rich in ingredients known as anti-inflammatory substances.
But there are also some foods which are generally healthy, but they are containing some substances which are making this health status even worse.
Foods As Joint Pain Boosters
This red plant is a trigger of joint pain. Although the tomato is anti-inflammatory food in general, this vegetable is increasing the pains at harmed joints. These plants are rich also in substances which are increasing the production of uric acid which is known as major cause of these pains at people suffering gout and arthritis.
2. Sunflower, soybean, Safflower, Corn and Cottonseed
All these mentioned plants are containing omega-6 fatty acids. But probably you didn’t know that soybean oil is included almost at every packaged food which could be found at supermarkets. It is also very important to take care about the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your food. It is recommended to consume at ratio 3 to 1 (omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids). It is surprising that in general this ratio is almost 25! Any ratio higher than 3 is very dangerous for your health and joint pain is regular consequence of this nutrition habit. So it is very important to reduce this ratio. You can do it by elimination of fried food, margarine, red meat and egg yolks.
3. Sweet Soda
All sodas are harmful for your health! Even diet soda is dangerous and could be reason of health problems, especially joint pain. Except the danger of diabetes and heart diseases these sodas are containing inflammatory triggers called cytokines. Medical examinations showed that the risk of getting arthritis and gout are for 65% bigger at people which were consuming sodas than people which didn’t have that habit.