Food cannot cure arthritis, but it can help make it more manageable. For rheumatoid arthritis, research has found that staying away from anti-inflammatory foods is wise and eating foods that lower inflammation and boost the immune system are best. The foods to avoid include salt, fried foods, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, refined sugar, and foods high in saturated fat.
The foods to avoid for osteoarthritis are the same as those for rheumatoid arthritis. The bottom line is a healthy well-balanced diet benefit the body, including the joints.