1. Red Wine
Surprise! You thought we were going to tell you to stay away from alcohol, but red wine can actually be good for people with arthritis. The reason is a compound called resveratrol that has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking a glass or two on the regular can actually reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in the first place.
However, too much wine or alcohol of any kind will cause rather than prevent inflammation. It is also quite dehydrating, so you need to follow up with water whenever you consume alcohol.
Stick to one glass per day if you’re a woman and two if you’re a man (no fair). And, be aware that resveratrol is also present in red grapes – they don’t need to be fermented to be beneficial.