body-aches-subtract-sugar_webIf you’re experiencing body aches you may think you have the flu or possibly overdid it at the gym. While that may be the case, something else — something sneaky — may be to blame. Sugar. It has a variety of aliases and is found in many foods.

From a glass of soda to a piece of pie or a bowl of ice cream, sugar-laden foods can create aches in the body due to inflammation. In addition to promoting inflammation, sugar is also acidic. It’s a good idea to avoid acid-forming foods and choose ones that are more alkaline, such as fruits and vegetables.

Dairy and wheat are also thought to cause inflammation, so cutting back on these foods may help you feel better, both mentally and physically.

In addition to eating healthy foods, getting adjusted regularly can help keep your body free of aches and pains.