7 Drinks to Prevent Arthritis

2. Tart Cherry Juice

Many juices are high in vitamin C, which can provide strong antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants are able to neutralize the free radicals that cause bodily inflammation.

However, fruit juice is really high in sugar and calories, with none of the fiber found in whole fruit. In general, it’s best to just eat the fruit rather than drink juice.

An exception to this rule is tart cherry juice, which has been specifically found to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms and prevent flare-ups of gout. A juice you might want to avoid if you already have arthritis is grapefruit juice, as it alters the effect of many different medications.

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