5 Drinks to Relieve the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The health properties of these shakes are an ideal complement to medical treatment for the relief of rheumatoid arthritis.
5 Drinks to Relieve the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last update: 04 August, 2022

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness caused by the swelling of the joints and their surrounding tissue, according to this information by the Mayo Clinic.

The main symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is pain. However, this illness also causes swelling, a heavy feeling in the stomach, and difficulties when moving.

The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, although several studies suggest that it is due to genetic factors and may be stimulated by environmental factors, such as viruses or injuries, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

The amount of time a person suffers from this illness varies. For instance, in some cases rheumatoid arthritis disappears as time goes by, but in others the condition worsens.

Fortunately, there are a great variety of anti-inflammatory foods you can complement treatment with and relieve some of the symptoms of this condition.

1. Orange-garlic-parsley

The combination of ingredients in this natural drink make an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant drink that helps relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. On the one hand, oranges contain a lot of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, according to this study conducted by the University of Otago in New Zealand.

On the other, garlic is a good anti-inflammatory, as suggested by this study conducted by the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China. In addition, parsley adds a touch of delicious flavor.

Moreover, this beverage contains folic acid, vitamins B and C, as well as potassium and calcium, all necessary to strengthen cartilage and joints.


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5  parsley sprigs
  • 1 green chili pepper
  • The juice of 5 oranges

How do you prepare it?

  • Firstly, peel the garlic cloves and put them in a blender.
  • Then, wash the parsley sprigs and add them to the blender along with the chili pepper.
  • Squeeze the juice out of five oranges and add it to the blender. After this, blend all the ingredients together for several seconds.
  • After you obtain a smooth mixture, drink the juice immediately.
  • Finally, drink it everyday until you feel better.

2. Celery-pineapple beverage to relieve rheumatoid arthritis


This drink is a diuretic so it helps the body flush out liquids to reduce tissue inflammation.

Pineapple has an enzyme known as bromelain, which stands out for its ability to reduce inflammation. So says this study conducted by the Sri Ramachandra University in India.

It’s also a source of essential vitamins and minerals such as:

  • Vitamins A, B, C and E
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron

Including it regularly in your diet eases joint pain and regulates electrolytes in the body.


  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1/2 diced pineapple
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)

How do you prepare it?

  • Firstly, aash and cut the celery, and put in the blender.
  • Then, add the pineapple and the water to ease blending.
  • Blend all ingredients at the highest speed, don’t strain.
  • Finally, drink it once a day.

3. Cucumber-onion

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This juice doesn’t taste so great, but it’s worth trying due to its health properties.

Cucumber is a natural anti-inflammatory, according to this study conducted by the National University of the Altiplano in Peru.

In addition, the sulfur compounds in onions protect against oxidative damage and imbalances in the body’s inflammatory process, according to research conducted by the Universidad de Concepción in Chile.


  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil (32 g.)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml.)

How do you prepare it?

  • Firstly, chop up all the vegetables and put them in the blender.
  • Then, add the water and the olive oil.
  • Blend everything together at the highest speed to attain a smooth mixture.
  • Drink it as quickly as possible, preferably on an empty stomach.
  • Finally, repeat consumption until the pain subsides.

4. Carrot-celery


Carrot is another healthy vegetable for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, according to this study from KIIT University (Brazil). It contains vitamin A and significant amounts of magnesium and potassium.

It helps increase the body’s immune response and expel retained fluids.


  • 5 medium carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml.)

How to prepare it?

  • Firstly, wash and chop the two vegetables to ease blending.
  • Then, add them to the blender along with the water and blend for a few moments.
  • Serve it once it’s smooth and drink it as soon as possible.
  • Finally, drink it for two weeks.

5. Papaya-orange drink to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

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Papaya contains powerful enzymes that control inflammation and ease pain according to this study conducted by the University of Queensland in Australia.

In addition, the vitamin C from the oranges in this juice provides it with even more powerful properties. This is because this vitamin increases the production of collagen to protect the joints.


  • 1 papaya
  • The juice of one orange
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml.)

How do you prepare it?

  • Firstly, cut the papaya and put in the blender along with the orange juice.
  • Then, add the water and blend to a smooth texture.
  • Finally, drink it immediately and consume it every morning.

It’s important to understand that the drinks mentioned here are a dietary supplement that helps to fight against this rheumatoid arthritis. In other words, their properties alone won’t completely relieve all the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Also, they shouldn’t replace the medication prescribed by your doctor.

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The contents of this publication are for informational purposes only. At no time can they serve to facilitate or replace the diagnoses, treatments, or recommendations of a professional. Consult with your trusted specialist if you have any doubts and seek their approval before beginning any procedure.