Olive oil is more than a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids. Its phenolic ingredients have also indicated anti-inflammatory qualities. The oleocanthal, which is in olive oil, has similar effects to the anti-inflammatory medicine ibuprofen. Cell acidity was not present in any of the studies that were undertaken regarding the phenolic ingredients of olive oil.
What is the role of polyphenols in our health?
Polyphenols are strong anti-toxic substances that prevent the formation of free radicals and also having anti-cancer effects. The rutin of the olive oil is used in the pharmaceutical industry against lung cancer, while in experiments, caffeic acid which is also contained in olive oil is related to preventing the development of skin cancer.