5 Powerful Juice Drinks for Arthritis

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Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints, and it afflicts men and women of all ages. Its symptoms include include pain and limited function of joints. Also it involves the breakdown of cartilage, which acts as a cushion for your joints. In the absence of cushioning cartilage, the bones rub together, which causes pain.

Juicing can be a powerful way to combat the pain and inflammation caused by arthritic conditions. Below are a variety of delicious juice recipes, to help manage your arthritis pain.

A diet consisting of vegetables and fruits can help prevent chronic disease, including certain arthritic conditions.

1. Broccoli Carrot Juice

1/2 cup fresh broccoli, cut in pieces
3 medium carrots, roots only
1 apple, core removed
1/2 lemon, peeled

2. Carrot, Pineapple & Celery Juice

6 carrots
3 ounce pineapple
2 stalks of celery
1 teaspoon lemon juice

3. Blueberry Papaya Juice

2 cups blueberries
¼ peeled papaya

4. Cherry-Pomegranate Juice

2 cups sour cherries
1 pomegranate, remove skin
1 apple, remove core

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5. Raw Potato Juice

Cut the potatoes into thin slices, together with the bark. Put them in a glass of water and leave the mixture overnight. Drink this water in the morning, on an empty stomach.

Note: For the recipes from 1-4, simply juice the listed ingredients in an electric juicer.

Fruits and vegetables that are effective for arthritis pain include:

Fruits: Papaya, pineapple, grapefruit, blueberries, plums, pear, sour cherries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate and apples
Vegetables: Collard greens, ginger, kale, bok choy, cauliflower, beets, lettuce and garlic

Most effective recipes come from experimentation, so don’t be afraid to vary the list of vegetables and fruits listed above, to come up with ideas for new juice combinations. 

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