1. Smart substitutions. Instead of choosing snacks that will inflame your joints, select these substitutes that will help calm your symptoms and keep weight stable.
The Top 10 Best and Worse Arthritis Snacks
Instead of… Choose…
1. Chips … Air-popped popcorn (without butter)
2. Soda pop… One-third 100% juice and two-thirds club soda
3. Cookies… Apple slices and five walnut halves
4. Candy bar… Six prunes and six almonds
5. Ice cream… Yogurt with raisins, chopped nuts and cinnamon
6. Granola bar… Peanut butter and raisins on whole-grain bread
7. Cake… Handful of mixed nuts
8. Nachos… Potato skins with diced spinach or broccoli slices, cheese. Bake until crisp.
9. Milkshake… Fruit smoothie with plain yogurt, banana, berries and flaxseed
10. Popsicle… 10 tart fresh cherries