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Can the Mediterranean diet help with rheumatoid arthritis?

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Yes, because it also fights inflammation. You mainly eat foods from that region such as fish, poultry, unsaturated fats like olive oil, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Also, omega-3 fatty acid, mostly found in fish but also in walnuts and green leafy vegetables, can ease inflammation and make swollen, painful joints feel better. Adding olive oil to foods rich in omega 3s may be even more helpful, according to some studies. Antioxidants found mainly in fruits, veggies, and some nuts also may prevent tissue damage.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

The Paleo Mom: "Autoimmune Protocol."

The Mayo Clinic: "Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?"

The Paleo Mom: "What Is Paleo?"

The Cleveland Clinic: "The RA Diet: Anti-inflammatory and Nutritious."

The American College of Rheumatology: "Diet May Determine Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Nutrition and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

The Paleo Mom: "Autoimmune Protocol."

The Mayo Clinic: "Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?"

The Paleo Mom: "What Is Paleo?"

The Cleveland Clinic: "The RA Diet: Anti-inflammatory and Nutritious."

The American College of Rheumatology: "Diet May Determine Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Nutrition and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2019

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