Olive Oil Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Like many, our main focus with our bodies is our health. Upon many things some of us have joint pain or chronic inflammation.

Olive Oil Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Olive oil can reduce inflammation.

The main anti-inflammatory effects are mediated by the antioxidants. Key among them is oleocanthal, which has been shown to work similarly to ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug.

It’s suggested that the oleocanthal in pungent olive oils might be one of the things that make traditional Mediterranean diets so healthful.

Some scientists estimate that the oleocanthal in 50 ml (3.4 tablespoons) of extra virgin olive oil has a similar effectiveness as 10% of the adult dosage of ibuprofen.

One study also showed that olive oil antioxidants can inhibit some genes and proteins that drive inflammation so

Although oleocanthal should be present in any extra-virgin olive oil, concentrations will vary depending upon a range of factors, including the variety of olive and the age of the olives at pressing, the more premium the better the level of oleocanthal content

The best way to check your olive oil for oleocanthal content is to take a serving sip of the Extra Virgin Olive oil and see how strongly it stings the back of the throat. The greater the sting, the greater the oleocanthal content!