1. High Sodium Foods
One of the biggest culprits that patients with osteoarthritis need to steer clear of is high-sodium foods such as salted pork, salted beef and smoked meats. In fact, doctors advise many of their patients to avoid high sodium food, once they go on medication for their condition. This is because most arthritis related medications have what’s known as corticosteroids. Once you consume corticosteroids, it causes your body to hold onto more sodium than it usually does. Additionally, high sodium levels in the body can lead to more inflammation throughout the body. Doctors recommend that if patients consume foods with salt, they should ensure that they limit their intake to 1,5000 milligrams per day.