Arthritis is an extremely painful condition for which there is no cure. You can manage the disease, minimize your flare-ups, but it never goes away. Therefore, you want to do everything you can to prevent it in the first place.
A lot has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors play a big part as well. Repetitive stress from work is one cause. But diet is another big one – and it’s the easiest one to control.
Going a bit deeper, it’s not just what you eat but also what you drink that can affect arthritis. Many of us don’t think a lot about our beverages, but we should. One soda, for example, has as much added sugar as we should have in an entire day from any source. And that morning coffee could be a smart, antioxidant-rich way to start the day, or a cream-and-sugar laden gut bomb, depending on how it is prepared.
Following are 7 drinks that have been shown to reduce the occurrence and/or symptoms of arthritis. It’s all about preventing inflammation.