Features June 2003 Issue

Mediterranean Diet: A Tasty Way To Ease Arthritis Pain

This simple nutrition plan not only reduces joint pain. It can also make you healthier. But staying active is key.

The evidence is in.The Medi-terranean diet is not only healthy for your heart. It also lessens the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But it can take up to three months for the diet to take effect.

Not a “diet” in the strictest sense, but a loose term that describes the eating habits of people in the Mediterranean region, the easy-to-follow plan consists largely of fruits, beans, vegetables, olive oil, canola oil and fish, the latter containing omega-3…

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