Joint pain is a pretty unpleasant condition that causes soreness, discomfort and joint inflammation. A lot of people are facing this health problem regardless of their gender and age.

The pain varies from mild to very bad, and even chronic, which makes it practically impossible to use the joint.
The two primary causes of joint pain are arthritis and gout. It can also be caused by bursitis, lupus, leukemia, fibromyalgia, dislocated or broken bones and muscle strains.

If you are among those who suffer from this problem, it is of utmost importance to avoid consuming these foods:

Red and Processed Meats

Red and processed meats contain chemicals, like purines and nutrients that increase inflammation and pain in the body. Processed foods contain advanced glycation by-products – toxins that cause inflammation.

So, instead of consuming processed meats, try to add more fresh vegetables in the diet.


The excessive beer intake and other alcoholic beverages can be damaging for the joints. In fact, people who consume beer have a greater risk of developing gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

Beer is high in purine which is transformed by the body into uric acid that can result in inflammation. If you suffer from joint pain, it’s really important to avoid drinking beer because it is made of gluten. Moreover, beer contains toxins that can be very harmful for the organism.

Artificial and Refined Sugars

The AGEs levels in your body that cause inflammation can be increased with the increased intake of sugar. In addition, sugar activates the release of cytokines in your body (inflammatory agents)

Since we know that sugar is high in calories, and the increased consumption of sugar can result in weight gain, causing a greater pressure on your joints as well as pain.

Flour and Refined Grains

Flour and refined grains can increase joint pain because they are pro-inflammatory foods. They trigger the AGE production, which cause inflammation.

Replace these refined grain products like white pasta, white bread and white rice with whole-grain, coconut or almond flour. And instead of consuming white rice, try eating brown rice.


Excessive egg consumption can cause joint pain and swelling. Eggs, especially the yolks contain arachidonic acid that causes prostaglandins production, which can activate inflammation in the body.

Furthermore, eggs contain saturated fats, which also can increase pain and inflammation. So, if you have a habit of eating eggs for breakfast, we advise you to avoid the yolks and consume only the egg whites.

Foods that contain Monosodium Glutamate

Monosodium glutamate is a food additive used to enhance the flavor of some foods like frozen snacks, frozen and canned Chinese food, potato chips, frozen dinners, commercial dressings and soups.

MSG can result in pain and inflammation. So people who are already suffering from inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis need to avoid this additive because it can be very harmful to the health.