These Arthritis Fighting Foods Need To Be Part Of Your Diet

Olive Oil Didn’t Only Help Humans With Arthritis

PubMed Central found a study where mice were fed extra-virgin olive oil for six weeks. The result included a halted development of arthritis, reduced joint swelling, slowed cartilage destruction, and decreased inflammation.

olive oil being poured into a bowl
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Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The health benefits of the extra-virgin olive oil were very similar with humans because of its many anti-inflammatory elements. It also has several heart-healthy fats and oleocanthal, which have similar properties to many anti-inflammatory medicines that are given to those with arthritis.