Let’s face it, lupus flare-ups are the worse. When they happen, they happen suddenly and dramatically. Unexplained fevers arise, stark rashes appear on your skin, your stomach starts to rumble and your hands might swell to the point you can’t even move them. That’s what it’s like to have an episode with lupus. Yet, what’s worse, is that these very uncomfortable situations can happen at any time.
So, what causes them? How can you steer clear of having a flare-up of your own? There are many different causes to lead to an episode, however, most of them relate very closely to your diet.
Check out 6 foods to avoid your next lupus flare-up:
Red meat includes beef, veal, boar, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, duck, and horse. These types of meat are full of saturated fat and can contribute to heart disease. Switching from red meat to fatty fish is best. Fish are high in omega-3s and are polyunsaturated fatty acids that help protect against heart disease and stroke, as well as help reduce inflammation in the body. Try incorporating more salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines into your diet.
Foods High in Saturated and Trans Fats
Saturated fats are known to