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Can Coffee Cause Joint Inflammation- The Truth

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Can coffee cause joint inflammation is a fascinating question?

Most of us love coffee and need coffee; otherwise, we start our morning having low energy. Coffee is an exciting topic, and many think it is relatively healthy to drink if not consumed overly.

But is it beneficial to drink coffee? Honestly, I think with everything consumed that affects the body, we should be careful to drink it every day and not more than 1 or 2 cups of coffee. Coffee has many effects that are not positive for the body; even it can give the brain a boost.

What does Coffee to Our Joints?

Before I tell you what coffee does to our joints, I will tell you what caffeine does to our body generally?

When you drink coffee, it stimulates the adrenal glands, which produces more cortisol. Cortisol should be highest in the morning, so we have enough energy to get up and do our daily tasks. In the evening, Cortisol is at its lowest; we are ready to fall asleep.

a sleeping woman in her bed

Nowadays, we keep ourselves awake all day long and the half-night drinking coffee, our adrenal glands are pushed all day long to produce cortisol with the result that they get exhausted. This is how harmful coffee can be if too much is consumed.

Also, coffee dehydrates the body, so we have to go to the toilet very often, losing lots of minerals the body needs for other processes. You need to drink lots of water to hydrate your body and help it detox the coffee’s acidity.

Can coffee cause joint inflammation? 

Coffee and also coca-cola damage the cartilage of the joints. A study where only men were involved from 2019 has shown that the possibility to develop arthrosis on the knee is increasing with coffee consumption. That is worrying!

Worldwide are about 250 million people are suffering from a progressive reduction of the cartilage in the joints, which results in pain and stiffness of the joints. Arthrose is chronic and reduces the quality of life enormously.

What is healthy cartilage?

picture of a joint

The cartilage tissue consists of cells( chondrocytes) and the extracellular cartilage matrix (ECM) built by the cells. The matrix is made from water, collagens ( type 1 and type 2), and proteoglycans, which have to stay balanced in quality and quantity; otherwise, the cartilage loses elasticity and compressive strength. This is the development of Arthrose.

If the cells work well and the extracellular matrix is in good condition, you have healthy cartilage with a smooth surface.

If you consume too much coffee, you will experience damage to your cartilage structure, similar to Arthrose.

The caffeine reduces the forming of the extracellular matrix leading to thinner cartilage. Inhibiting the increase of the chondrocytes promotes the development of an irregular surface.

The smoothness disappears. Caffeine increases the storage and accumulation of cholesterin in the cartilage, reducing the cells’ working leading to cartilage degradation. Severe condition!

How Much Coffee are We Allowed to Consume?

Now studies say because of caffeine and its effects that 400 mg may be acceptable to drink. That is four cups of coffee per day.

from coffee beans to grounded to a cup of coffeeBut it doesn’t include the loss of cartilage. People have different limits, so it is difficult to say how much coffee is allowed. I have drunk lots of coffee in my night shifts; I couldn’t even fall asleep in the morning.

But I always ate healthy and natural, didn’t smoke, and my alcohol consumption wasn’t too bad. Now I drink 1 or 2 cups of coffee during the day, not more.

Many people say that coffee is healthy to drink for blood vessels and cognitive function, but this could be because of the coffee’s antioxidants, but only in the organically grown coffee. Other coffee is always treated with pesticides, so no illusion that it is healthy.

The process of coffee making is also very unhealthy. If you knew, you would drink organic coffee. I know these are not great facts. I love coffee as well, and I need one cup of coffee in the morning.

If you think about what damaging effects coffee brings, you might switch to green tea. There are many adverse effects, like problems falling asleep, staying asleep, cardiac palpation disturbances, too much urination, and loss of calcium. To avoid these symptoms, you better reduce your consumption of coffee.

How to Prevent Arthrose?

I tell you something!

Again, healthy food and exercising. That is the only way. To prevent Arthrose, you need to drink less caffeine but eat lots of alkaline foods, like vegetables and fruits.

In my blogs, I have already said that the best you could do is consume  80 % vegetables and fruits of your diet.

Coffee is acid, and we consume many acids daily that the body tries to detox. It would be best to eat alkaline; otherwise, the body can’t eliminate the acids. Acidity ages you!

Calcium is aging you. Calcium doesn’t belong in the veins and arteries or organs, but in the bones, teeth.

a vegetables salad

Eating lots of vegetables, especially green vegetables and fruits, will prevent early aging. Cartilage is tough to repair because there are no blood vessels to feed the cells.

If the cartilage is damaged, there is no way back. Prevention is essential. There are collagens you can consume, and they like to help if you read the reviews.

Maybe that is an excellent idea to consume collagen and hyaluronic acids. I think this is more of a commercial advertisement, trying to make a lot of money. The most important is the consumption of vegetables and fruits.

Final thoughts

This was only a short blog, but it is an important one. Arthrose has made lots of victims, and it is a very cruel illness. If you suffer from damaged cartilage, you will have pain and stiffness. Your quality of life is reduced.

Would you like that?

Please help yourself and stop drinking too much caffeine and eating acid-forming food. We live in a world where we get all that food that damages us. Stop eating it, and live naturally, eating the food God has created us to consume. Natural food,  pure, healthy, green, alkaline.

Nature heals us! It is God’s Creation!

My own thoughts are that we suffer acidity in our body from all these acids we eat and drink. That is a serious condition because we change our microbiome’s environment, and the body cannot function properly. Diseases are developing because our gut changes, and we get all kinds of disturbances in the body’s processes. We consume foods that are no foods and overload our bodies. So back to nature, heal your body with real food!

Please let me know what you think! I would love to hear how you feel, what you do, and eat. Your life is so important!

To Your Health,




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4 thoughts on “Can Coffee Cause Joint Inflammation- The Truth

  1. Sylvia,

    I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but I have heard about the benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. Honestly, joint issues were the last thing I thought about!

    Since coffee is a diuretic, it makes sense that the more you drink, the more you need to use the bathroom. That could cause a problem if the individual isn’t drinking water as well. I mean, could the same also happen with energy drinks?

    Your point about having too much cortisol from coffee is interesting. Again, it’s something I never thought about. However, I’m under the impression that coffee could support normal function in moderation.

    Overall, thank you for your article! I learned something I didn’t know before.

    1. Hi Robert, Thank you very much for your comment! It is actually the acidity that causes the problems in the body. If you use alkaline drops in water to drink, you get rid of, for example, Arthrosis. But also many chronic diseases you can stop with alkaline food. We eat too much acidic food! Energy drinks have the same effect. They are too acidic. I am glad you learned something. Better to stick to your tea!:)

  2. Thank you so much for this article,
    I never knew that caffeine can do so much damage to our joins. It now makes sense why I have been feeling better since I left coffee and coca cola.
    I knew something was up with these drinks. I knew about the high sugar but never knew anything about its effect of joints.

    1. Hi Thabo, Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is actually the acidity that is damaging the joints. If someone has artrose, by consuming pure water with alkaline drops, they can recover his/her joints. Coca Cola is the worst drink for your health. Sugar is generally bad. Maybe you would like to read more.:)

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