Most dairy products contain casein, which is a protein type that leads to inflammation, because it irritates the tissues around the joints.
Tobacco and alcohol
Tobacco and alcohol are related to the development of certain forms of arthritis. Drinking alcohol affects the liver, disrupts its function and leads to inflammation.
Excessive salt intake causes water imbalances in the body, which leads to edema and increased pressure on the blood vessels. This worsens the arthritis and leads to pain and inflammation.
Nightshades contain alkaloids, which show pro-inflammatory properties in arthritis patients and therefore worsen the pain and inflammation. Avoid white potatoes, tomatoes, pepper, peppers and eggplant.