Added sugars are found in candy, soda, ice cream, and numerous other foods, including less obvious items like barbecue sauce.
Processed and red meats
Some research links red and processed meat to inflammation, which may increase arthritis symptoms.
Gluten is a group of proteins in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
Highly processed foods
Ultra-processed items like fast food, breakfast cereal, and baked goods are typically high in refined grains, added sugar, and preservatives
Certain vegetable oils
Diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats may worsen symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Foods high in salt
Foods high in salt include shrimp, canned soup, pizza, certain cheeses, processed meats, and numerous other processed items.
Foods high in AGEs
High protein, high fat animal foods that are fried, roasted, grilled, seared, or broiled are among the richest dietary sources of AGEs.