I have been a very sick person who has had 10 major surgeries, most due to rheumatoid arthritis. Is is safe for a person to ingest olive oil daily via a teaspoon a day as a good internal lubricant for my joints?
Olive oil has antioxidants which have many beneficial effects but I am not aware of any scientific study which conclusively shows that olive oil (or any other oil) benefits humans with rheumatoid arthritis. It certainly would not hurt to use a teaspoon a day in your cooking or salads in lieu of some other oil or fat. Just eating an extra teaspoon a day of fat instead of using in your cooking doesn't make much sense to me.
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