10 Foods That Help Arthritis

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Helpful Arthritis Food #3: Olive Oil

Olive oil is extracted from olives. Widely used for culinary purposes, it is also well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it may be beneficial for those with arthritis.

In a study using an animal model, mice that consumed extra virgin olive oil had reduced joint swelling, decreased inflammation, slowed arthritis development, and reduced cartilage destruction. A study with 49 people found that the level of inflammatory markers decreased when they consumed an olive oil capsule every day for 24 weeks. While more research may be needed, the inclusion of olive oil in the diet also introduces healthy fats, which benefits general health.


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