I gave up soft drinks about 20 years ago. Drink maybe one or two a year. My gastrointestinal problems went away. No acid reflux. I drink tea or water at home and eating out.😁
I'd had knee pain since high school, feel like bone on bone at times.
Haven't drank a pop in 20 years or so, very seldom to have pain now, mostly if haven't drank enough water.
Not a coffee drinker, drink lots of black tea, water, some dark beers & a wee dram of Irish whiskey now and again.