Studies Revealed That Olive Oil Could Potentially Reduce Inflammation


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/19/2015 -- There are many food items that are believed to be very helpful to individuals who are suffering from certain conditions such as arthritis. Some cooking ingredients are believed to also be helpful to patients.

Studies revealed that olive oil could potentially reduce inflammation. According to researchers, the anti-inflammatory properties of extra-virgin olive oil are similar to aspirin and ibuprofen. This is something that arthritis patients would be glad about.

Garm Beuchamp, PhD, director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, noticed a peppery, ticklish sensation at the back of his throat while he tasted the extra-virgin olive oils in Sicily. He stated that the sensation was almost similar to the sting he usually felt when he takes a liquid form of NSAIDs (or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. He detected a connection between inflammation and olive oil.

"Further studies also revealed that oleocanthal, a compound in the oil, could help prevent the production of pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, in the same way as NSAIDs do," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

According to the co-author of the study, Paul Breslin, PhD, the process of inhibiting the enzymes often dampens the increase in pain sensitivity and inflammation associated with them. Researchers also found that the intensity of the sensation often depends on the amount of oleocanthal the oil contains. Tuscany produces the stronger-flavored olive oils that have the highest oleocanthal levels.

Health experts suggest that people should practice using healthy cooking ingredients such as olive oil. Olive oil is widely known for the health benefits it offers, in addition to its anti-inflammatory effects.

There are many anti-inflammatory food items and cooking ingredients available today. They have been the subject of many studies that were trying to determine the therapeutic benefits of natural food products. Natural food products and treatments are widely popular nowadays, mainly because they are believed to be not just effective, but also safer than other remedies.

In addition to olive oil, turmeric is also a popular anti-inflammatory ingredient. This ancient spice is popularized by its active ingredient called curcumin, which has high levels of antioxidants, and anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin supplements are widely available today. These natural alternatives are believed by many arthritis sufferers to be effective and safe to use. According to sufferers, using curcumin has helped them achieve significant levels of pain relief and improved mobility. They also have not experienced the side effects they suffer from when using NSAIDs (

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