16. Gluten-Containing Foods
Gluten is a protein group found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Some study connects it to increased inflammation and shows that avoiding gluten may alleviate arthritic symptoms.
Furthermore, persons with celiac disease are more likely to get RA. Similarly, people suffering from autoimmune illnesses such as RA have a much greater frequency of celiac disease than the overall population.
An older, one-year trial of 66 patients with RA discovered that a gluten-free, vegan diet dramatically decreased disease activity and improved inflammation.
Although these findings are encouraging, additional study is required to determine whether a gluten-free diet alone improves patients with arthritis.