Research suggests that olive oil contains a chemical which may help Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers.
Olive oil is well known for its health properties, the essential fatty acids and components of this precious oil are vital for a health nervous system, digestive system and now it would appear that the skeletal system will benefit too.
Recent studies in America have identified a previously unknown chemical that seems to have an extremely effective anti-inflammatory action. This new chemical has been labeled oleocanthal and seems to be another nutrient responsible for the health of Mediterranean populations.
Oleic acid also seems to be showing properties which protect against breast and prostate cancer, as well as the ability to lower blood sugar levels.