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What foods and chemicals additives can cause arthritis pain? What foods and chemicals additives can cause arthritis pain?
Many foods out there which are disguised as “food” can seriously aggravate and cause joint and muscle pains linked with arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout.... What foods and chemicals additives can cause arthritis pain?
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Those who smoke should pay careful attention to the strong link between smoking and arthritis pains

Many foods out there which are disguised as “food” can seriously aggravate and cause joint and muscle pains linked with arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Staying clear of these foods can make your life a lot less painful and can also help in reducing pain, inflammation and stiffness.  Although it is a challenge for many to say no to that juicy fast food burger or cheesy pizza its best to stay clear of these fast foods as they will in the end will bring a load of misery to your life.
There is a small family of vegetables that contain natural substances named solanine which when consumed or used can produce severe pain in the soft tissue and joints which can lead you to arthritis and fibromyalgia flare ups. They include:

Tomatoes

Tobacco

Eggplants

Peppers

And white potatoes

Those who smoke should pay careful attention to the strong link between smoking and arthritis pains and should lay off if it if they feel more pains during and after smoking.

Also:

Red meats

Shell fish

Organ meats as sausages for example

All proteins produce purines and certain types of these proteins are more likely to create a gout flare-up.   Fresh fish, vegetable based proteins and lean organic poultry are wonderful substitutes for those looking for the good proteins.

Wheat gluten and wheat have also been implicated in many diseases including certain forms of fibromyalgia and arthritis and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and Crohns disease.   Wheat and gluten is harmful to the body when highly processed as in white flour where the nutrients are completely stripped from the grain.

By paying closer attention to your diet you may be able to deter pains and aches completely and enjoy quality of life.