Processed Foods Cause Joint Inflammation

Convenience foods can increase inflammation, but not all processed foods are bad for you.

Processed foods get a lot of bad press-especially if you have arthritis. From French fries and hot dogs, to bacon and breakfast cereals, highly processed foods can fuel inflammation and, consequently, your joint pain, research suggests. While what constitutes a processed food seems clear, the reality is that processed foods arent just junk food and microwave meals. The term processed food applies to more foods than you think, says registered dietitian Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, with Cleveland Clinic Floridas Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.
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