Beverages to avoid with arthritis.

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Some foods and Beverages may increase the risk of arthritis or make symptoms worse. For instance, highly processed foods and sweetened drinks.

1. Red wine and other alcohol

It’s true that red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that may have health benefits. However, any alcohol use has its downsides UFABET 

More research is needed to confirm the role that alcohol plays in arthritis, but scientists don’t recommend drinking alcohol as a way to prevent arthritis or manage its symptoms.

For instance:

  • Drinking alcohol once a week or more may increase the risk of OA.
  • Alcohol consumption increases levels of uric acid in the body, which can contribute to gout.
  • A 2019 study suggested that alcohol intake may increase spinal structural damage in people with axial spondyloarthritis.
  • Research from 2021 found a link between developing alcohol consumption and RA in females, although not in males.

In brief, it’s best to limit your alcohol consumption as it may worsen arthritis symptoms.

2. Sugar-sweetened drinks

Sugary beverages, like sodas, may significantly increase your risk of arthritis.

In a study in 1,209 adults ages 20–30, those who drank fructose-sweetened beverages five times per week or more were three times likelier to have arthritis than those who consumed few to no fructose-sweetened drinks.

Drinks containing fructose may also lead to an increase in uric acid levels, which can worsen gout.

Sodas and other sweetened drinks contain sugar, aspartame, and phosphoric acid, which can also affect the body’s ability to absorb calcium, which is necessary for bone health.