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Why Red Meat is Not Good for Your Joints

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You are what you eat and some of the health problems you suffer today could be as a result of the foods you consume daily. The effects could even be worse if your diet is mainly made up of ultra-processed foods that can lead to inflammations in the body. The inflammations can arise from foods such as smokies, sausages, red meat and sugary snacks causing aches in the joints. 

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), when you rely on diets that do not contain processed foods you are preventing joint pains and arthritis. Study conducted by Mayo Clinic also confirms that eating plant-based diet which contains fibre can prevent arthritis. Though there are other things that can cause arthritis, scientists argue that people’s diets are responsible in most cases. 

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The American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the other hand observes that red meat and other processed foods from it can increase a particular gut microbiome that can result into rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a severe inflammation condition that takes place when immunity attacks body tissues and the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with symptoms such as swelling, pain and stiffness in most of the body joints. 

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It is advisable that you reduce your daily intake of the red meat and do a lot of exercise to keep your body in the best form. You should also not ignore any unusual thing you notice to be happening in your joints. 

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