VEGETABLE & OLIVE OIL TO PREVENT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Already in 1999, a Greek study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that olive oil helps to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, and this finding has been corroborated by more recent researches. According to the studies, a high consumption of vegetables and olive oil can prevent this disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and inflammatory disorder that affects joints. Approximately 1% of the world's population is affected by this disorder - women 3 times more often than men. The joints become inflamed producing pain, deformity, and difficulty for the movement, although it can also affect other parts of the organism. Its appearance and evolution are influenced by many factors such as genetics, hormones and also food. Although food can not cure arthritis, it can make the disease more bearable or complicated.
Results of the study
The study was developed with 145 patients and the results were the following:
Food in the rheumatic diseases
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of more than 100 existing rheumatic diseases, so the diagnosis must be made or confirmed by a rheumatologist.
However, anyone with articulations discomfort can improve by following a few dietary guidelines that basically consist of overweight consumption of raw vegetables, fruits, salads in conjunction with extra virgin olive oil and whole grains and/or legumes.
Vegetables have a high diuretic action as they are rich in potassium, so they help eliminate fluid retention. They are also depurative, regulate the level of fat in blood and prevents atherosclerosis like the onion. Therefore, they are useful in reducing inflammatory processes.
Foods to Avoid
It is advisable to avoid certain foods such as red meats, sausages, animal fats and hydrogenated fats, sweets, carbonated drinks, and soft drinks, and do not abuse of sugar, coffee, and refined flours.
The Olive Oil
Olive Oil contains oleocantal, a substance that blocks the enzymes involved in inflammation. 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil equals one-tenth of a dose of ibuprofen, according to a study by the Monnell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. It does not look like much, but every little change in the diet counts!
DO YOU TAKE OLIVE OIL FASTING?
Is it good to take olive oil on an empty stomach? What is the use of taking olive oil on an empty stomach? We come today to answer these questions.
Our recommendation is that taking Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) before breakfast is a good option for your health. Basically, when olive oil is taken directly, the nutrients are absorbed far better and all its beneficial properties multiply. So before you prepare a good breakfast, you can help your mechanism work better and start a day with energy and health.
Although most of the users take it directly in a tablespoon, there is another option that is also the same or even more recommendable: mixing olive oil with lemon juice and hot water. But remember the beneficial features we are going to describe are only notable in the Extra-Virgin category.
Benefits of Taking Olive Oil Fastening
1) It stimulates intestinal transit
Surely many of you had already thought it... in case there is any doubt, it is scientifically proven that olive oil favors your intestine.
2) Prevents all types of cancers related to the digestive system
A study conducted by the Universities of Granada and Barcelona has found that a component found in the skin of olives, helps to brake cell proliferation in colon cancer cells.
3) It favors the absorption of nutrients
It is also proven that its intake regulates the transit of food from the stomach to the intestine slowing down this process for the better absorption of all food nutrients.
4) It reduces gastric acidity
Olive oil is composed of a range of substances that neutralize the harmful effect of acidic gastric, the acid that causes the reflux. These substances act as if it were a protective film on the stomach building a wall against the excess of acidity that sometimes takes place in our stomach.
5) It acts on the hepatobiliary system
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a perfect complement to the cleaning of hepatobiliary system, that is, the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, and pancreas. It reduces the formation of gallstones and also helps to dissolve and expel them.
6) It helps stop smoking
Taking a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lots of water is always a good idea when it comes to removing impurities from the body. Olive oil will help more easily to take away excess of nicotine and decrease its effects.
When olive oil is combined with lemon juice and it is ingested in the right way, it acts as a very powerful scrubber and the toxins left in the body are expelled. This mixture has the effect of cleaning the liver by making it perform its functions, in addition to preventing the retention of liquids.
8) Fight the hangover
Taking any food rich in olive oil will help us to form a film inside the stomach to prevent alcohol from sticking to the walls of the stomach and producing that fatal discomfort that many of us know.
9) Anti-inflammatory properties
Research by Philadelphia scientists has shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the pillars of the Mediterranean Diet, contains an analgesic component with similar characteristics to ibuprofen, a commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
These are our reasons for taking it, what are yours?
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Maria Molina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and a Master of Science, with more than 10 years of experience in the control of HACCP Food Safety Systems in the Health Department of Madrid, Spain.