HOW CAN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?

By: Hester de Wet

It is now more important than ever to have a strong, healthy immune system. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is known for its various health benefits, of which one is its high content of antioxidants.

The immune system is like any other system in the world – it is only as strong as its weakest link. For the immune system to function optimally, intact cells must communicate with each other. Unfortunately, the natural process of life damages these cells by means of oxidation. We can, however, help protect our cells against the damage. This is where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants help protect our bodies against cell damage by neutralizing free radicals formed during oxidation. EVOO is filled with naturally present polyphenolic compounds, a micronutrient that acts as an antioxidant. The dominant polyphenol in EVOO is oleuropein and is responsible for that distinct peppery taste that lingers in the throat.

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