Drink to Your Joint Health

Plain everyday water is a safe bet if you suffer from arthritis pain, but other beverages require a closer look.

What you drink may affect how you feel, or at least how your joints feel if you have arthritis. Some fluids and beverages are highly recommended, others are just okay, and a few should be limited or avoided. "Eight cups of water a day has been the standard recommendation for years," says Desiree Parella, MS, RD, LD, Inpatient Dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, "but individual needs may vary depending on the amount of exercise a person gets, the climate, overall health conditions, and even gender."
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