Antioxidant in Olive Oil Proven to Kill Cancer

ingredient in extra virgin olive oil proven to kill cancer cells

By now, the diverse health benefits of olive oil are widely known, but perhaps one of the most profound discoveries is that olive oil could be useful in preventing and fighting cancer. No wonder people in the Mediterranean live so long!

A study by Rutgers University and published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology found that one of the naturally occurring antioxidants in olive oil, oleocanthal, breaks down and kills cancer cells in as little as 30 minutes without harming healthy cells.

Oleocanthal, also known as stinging oil aldehyde, is the antioxidant that gives some olive oils its peppery taste.

Most sources suggest it only takes one to two tablespoons of pure, extra virgin olive oil daily to receive its numerous benefits.

Read the original article published by Rutgers here.

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