Osteoporosis, Arthritis, & Asthma
Olive oil’s abundance of polyphenols helps improve the body’s ability to absorb calcium and form bone. This provides lifelong benefits from the growing child to preventing osteoporosis in older adults. Olive oil also has natural anti-inflammatory properties due to its oleocanthal content, a natural NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent). The anti-inflammatory effects reduce the severity of arthritis, a disease characterized by joint inflammation. The same holds true for the inflammatory related breathing difficulty of asthma.
Olive oil is a natural painkiller. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties provide slight pain relief without any of the negative side effects attributed to ibuprofen or aspirin. Consequently, there is no upset stomach, intestinal bleeding, or damage to kidneys, which are all possible effects from use of many over-the-counter and prescription medications.