In a lot of cases, the more colorful the food, the more antioxidants it packs. That is certainly true of cherries, which get their red hue from natural plant chemicals called anthocyanins. Eating cherries or drinking tart cherry juice has been shown to quell painful inflammation.
It may also reduce flare-ups of gout, a form of arthritis that involves hard crystals in the joints. Other antioxidant-rich fruits to try include pomegranates, blueberries, and blackberries.