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How Can a Mediterranean Diet Help Me if I have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Incorporate Whole Grains

Incorporate Whole Grains

Oatmeal, brown rice, and barley have low levels of C-reactive protein, which is a marker of inflammation in the body. The levels of CRP increase considerably during a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis. Levels of CRP are measured to track the progress of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Eating more whole grains can help counteract the levels of CRP and prevent future flare-ups.