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The drink that helps arthritis sufferers by offering fast pain relief

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Research has found a drink which helps people who suffer with arthritis.

Pineapple juice has been described as an antidote for the condition affecting more than 10 million people in the UK.

The juice is said to be a good source of vitamin C, high fibre and an enzyme called bromelain, which can decrease levels of pain and swelling.

The study carried out shows bromelain has an anti-inflammatory effect and has been used before to help with sports injuries.

Eating fresh pineapple or drinking the juice every day has proven to be more beneficial than fruit supplements as the organic ingredients found in the fresh fruit, can help with pain too.

The organic compounds have also been shown to improve joint flexibility and overall mobility, Express reports.

Journal, Arthritis Research in Therapy, found in 2006, bromelain was more effective than pain relief bought in a shop or pharmacy.

According to the NHS : “It’s very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet if you have arthritis. Eating healthily will give you all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy weight.

“Your diet should consist of a variety of foods from all five good groups, these are fruits and vegetables, starchy foods, meat, fish, eggs and beans and milk and dairy foods.

“If you’re overweight, losing weight can really help you cope with arthritis. Too much weight places excess pressure on the joints in your hips, knees, ankles and feet, leading to increased pain and mobility problems.”

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and is when the tissue between the joints becomes worn.

“Osteoarthritis is the most common type in the UK, affecting nine million people alone. It is also most common in women and people with a family history of the condition,” says the NHS.

“But it can occur at any age as a result of an injury or be associated with other joint-related conditions, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.

“Osteoarthritis initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint. This makes the movement more difficult, leading to pain and stiffness.”

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