Are you suffering a flare of your arthritis?
Look no farther than your kitchen pantry for the cause. Gluten is very likely the cause. Gluten is a complex protein that is found in wheat, oats, and barley and it is very inflammatory!
Why you may ask? Gluten cannot be digested by humans. So the body looks at it as a “foreign invader” and creates an inflammatory reaction that can cause anything from an arthritis flare to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS).
Gluten contains a component called Wheat Germ Agglutinin that causes inflammation throughout the body, but especially likes cartilage in the joints.
So the next time you think about going for the bread, think again. Also think about your waistline. The average person eats approximately 500 calories of bread and butter just while waiting for their meal.
Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley