/These 8 Foods Are Most Likely to Trigger Arthritis Flares

These 8 Foods Are Most Likely to Trigger Arthritis Flares

These 8 Foods Are Most Likely to Trigger Arthritis Flares Justine Figueroa Protect your joints against pain and inflammation by avoiding these arthritis trigger foods 1 / 8 iStock/Ben Harding Dairy
One of the foods to avoid with arthritis are dairy products Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can specifically flare up in response to the proteins found in dairy Some people with RA are actually intolerant to proteins found in milk; their bodies form antibodies to milk proteins, and attack those proteins when they’re found in the body, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

But not everyone reacts the same way to milk—or to other various types of dairy.

In a 2015 study of women with osteoarthritis, milk improved knee pain but cheese actually made it worse Experiment to see how foods tend to affect your particular type of arthritis