According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 23 percent of adult Americans have arthritis.
You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of your life.
Some evidence suggests that diet can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
This article examines whether eating eggs affects arthritis symptoms.
Eggs can worsen arthritis symptoms
The impact of eggs on arthritis symptoms may be influenced by allergies or intolerances.
Regarding inflammation, arachidonic acid in egg yolks may contribute to it. However, there is no evidence that removing eggs from the diet can prevent or reduce symptoms of arthritis.
In fact, it has been found that eggs contain compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. Most adults, including those who suffer from arthritis, are advised to eat two eggs per week as part of a balanced diet.
In a study of 150 people (including 50 with RA), a Western diet rich in red meat, refined grains, and processed foods increased the risk of arthritis, while a balanced diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and eggs decreased the risk.
Eggs have been a controversial food for years due to their mixed anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory properties. Some people believe that removing foods with pro-inflammatory properties, such as eggs, may help alleviate symptoms of arthritis since it involves inflammation in the joints.
It is worth noting that eggs also contain cholesterol, which is a type of fat that can promote inflammation in the human body. However, this is typically observed in people with metabolic disorders or insulin resistance.
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