11 Foods to Never Eat with Arthritis

2. Added Sugars

Inflammation is the painful condition you want to avoid, and a high daily intake of sugar leads directly to it.

That’s because of a spike in advanced glycation end products (or AGEs), which occur when protein or fat in the body interacts with sugar. AGEs are blamed for accelerated aging, increased risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, and of course, inflammation.

Processed sugar also causes the release of cytokines, the body’s inflammatory messengers.

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