Looking for a drink that won’t increase inflammation like soft drinks will? Try tart cherry juice. Tart cherries contain an antioxidant, anthocyanin, that is a known anti-inflammatory. Research suggests that tart cherries appear to be as effective as, and far safer than, taking NSAIDS.
Eight ounces of Montmorency cherry juice a day may improve pain and stiffness. Just don’t ruin the health benefits by adding sugar or artificial sweeteners.
You can also snack on strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries for some anthocyanins.