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

Always Use Olive Oil

Always Use Olive Oil

Olive oil has beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. Olive oil contains compounds that prevent the production of chemicals that induce inflammation. Olive oil creates a reaction in the body similar to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. 

Extra-virgin olive oil is found to be more effective when trying to manage symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, as it contains high amounts of healthy nutrients. Moreover, it is a good substitute for saturated fats and trans fats.