Arthritis is a catch-all term for joint pain or joint disease. It is also the leading cause of disability in Americans.
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis falling into one of four categories: degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory (rheumatoid arthritis), infectious (from an infection), and metabolic (gout).
The one factor, besides pain, that is associated with arthritis is chronic inflammation. In fact, many diseases are associated with chronic inflammation, so controlling it is very important.
Here are some suggestions to eat to on an anti-inflammatory diet. Numbers four and nine are excellent as a beverage. You might be surprised at number 5 if you love ethnic food!