Managing Your Pain

Best and Worst Foods for Pain

Some research suggests that certain foods may affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
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Bacon, butter, and cream

Worst

The saturated fats in bacon and other animal products contain arachidonic acid, which may worsen inflammation and related pain and swelling.

So skip the prime rib, a cut of meat that is particularly high in fat and calories, and select lean proteins instead, says Sandon.

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