3. Olive oil is one of the best anti-inflammatory foods
One phenolic compound known as oleocanthal found in extra virgin olive oil has been discovered to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits. Oleocanthal exhibits the same anti-inflammatory response in the body as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ibuprofen by inhibiting the inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).
Olive oil helps to reduce the risk of diseases that are associated with low-grade chronic inflammation such as atherosclerosis and arthritis.
The predominant fatty acid in olive oil is known as oleic acid, which also been shown to help reduce levels of inflammatory markers.
Want to use our images on your site? Right click on image for embed code