Olive Oil consumption and health benefits
The healing properties of the olive oil, have been known in ancient times and were described by Hippocrates and Dioscorides 2,000 years ago.
Modern medicine science and pharmacology have documented the beneficial properties of olive oil. Many studies have analyzed and classified the health benefits for the human body.
Olive oil contains 2 unique bioactive substances, oleocanthal and oleacein, which are two important polyphenolic compounds.
Oleocanthal and oleacein perform cardioprotective, neuroprotective, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, anti-rheumatic, anti-aging and anti-cancer activities.
In addition, they help to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.
Oleocanthal also has anti-inflammatory effects similar to modern anti-inflammatory drugs.
Olive oil contains essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce swelling, inflammation and joint pain, and help reduce bad cholesterol.
Also, Olive oil also contains vitamins E, A, D, K, B6, B12, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, phosphorus and flavonoids.
The valuable bioavailable components of olive oil help to improve the clinical symptoms of patients and they are a great source of health and longevity for humans.