Foods You Should Never Eat If You Have Joint Pain

4. Dairy Products
Dairy products can be troublesome because they contain proteins that are known to irritate the tissue around joints in some people. Dairy also becomes more difficult to digest as we age, given the fact that milk is really only meant to nourish infants. Still, it’s highly nutritious if you can stomach it.

You don’t need to stop eating dairy if it doesn’t affect you, but you may want to experiment a bit to be sure it isn’t behind your joint pain. Other great choices for protein that are not inflammatory include spinach, quinoa, nut butters, tofu, lentils, and beans.