Olive oil has long been known as the miracle Mediterranean liquid gold with all its health benefits especially on skin care and hair care. But it looks like we have another reason upping our intake in olive oil as a new study suggested.
According to our source, the US scientists from University of Louisiana have found that a specific component in olive oil helps to protect our nerve cells from damage brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. The research team has observed the worldwide prevalence of the illness and found the rate of Alzheimer’s disease is relatively lower in Mediterranean countries.
As peptide beta-amyloid is the leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease, the American Chemical Society revealed that the substance found in olive oil, oleocanthal protect the brain against the peptide beta-amyloid. The scientists also found that oleocanthal worked by boosting the production of proteins and key enzymes believed to be critical in removing the beta-amyloid in the brain.
Meanwhile, want to know what you can do with olive oil? Check out our articles on the health benefits of olive oil HERE!
Source: NY Daily News