Arthritis - avoid using this cooking oil or risk severe joint pain

Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, according to the NHS.

The most common types of arthritis in the UK are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and having warm, red patches over the affected joints.

You could reduce arthritis pain by making small changes to your diet, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

You should avoid using sunflower oil, as it could be triggering your arthritis flare-ups.

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Arthritis pain: Avoid sunflower oil in diet or risk joint symptoms

Sunflower oil can lead to joint pain and inflammation, the Arthritis Foundation revealed.

It’s rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which should be limited in your diet if you have arthritis, it said.

Omega-6s trigger the body to produce chemicals that cause inflammation - a key cause of arthritis pain.

“Polyunsaturated oils contain two types of essential fatty acids [ones the body can’t produce itself] - omega-3s and omega-6s,” the charity said.

“Omega-3s are found in oily fish,

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