A popular morning drink, tea is a very popular hot beverage to drink if you don’t care for caffeine in the morning. Tea has a nice and healthy dose of antioxidant polyphenols that can reduce the inflammation in your joints. Green tea is the richest in antioxidants, then white and finally black.
Moreover, green tea also contains a polyphenol called epigallocatechin 3-gallate which can bolster and protect your bones and the surrounding cartilage. Combine these two effects, and you might just have hit the jackpot when it comes to relieving joint pain.
Those who do need their morning dose of caffeine can opt for a cup of joe instead of tea. Studies around the subject of coffee and joint pain have been ambiguous, with some saying that it can actually increase the risk of developing arthritis, while other studies have shown that it reduces the risk of gout, which is a form of arthritis.
However, coffee has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. If you want to reap the benefits of coffee, just keep your daily intake below 4 cups, as no negative effects have been found below that level.