The Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Power Of Olive Oil Polyphenols


Olive oil polyphenols are important antioxidants (natural anti-inflammatories) found in highest concentrations in extra virgin olive oil. They are essential to an anti-inflammatory diet.
One of the most important components of olive oil is hydroxytyrosol, an extremely rare, highly potent polyphenol. Hydroxytyrosol can actually slow the aging process in the skin by stabilizing the part of the cell known as the cell plasma membrane.
Researchers worldwide find that diets rich in olive oil polyphenols are associated with healthier breast tissue, colon function, and cardiovascular function, and offer significant extra protection from secondary smoke and sun-related skin damage.
Extra virgin olive oil is unique when it comes to foods that have a direct impact on beautiful skin and is a critical part of the Perricone Prescription Diet.
A few of the benefits of a diet rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidant extra virgin olive oil include:

• Increases the skins ability to maintain moisture;
• decreases “bad cholesterol”;
• increases “good cholesterol”;
• helps intestinal absorption;
• helps gall bladder activity;
• lowers probability of gallstones;
• lowers blood pressure;
• decreases gastric acid secretion in ulcers;
• stimulates pancreas secretion;
• aids developing bone in children;
• prevents osteoporosis;
• lowers glucose levels in diabetics;
• reduces risk of prostate cancer; and
• reduces the risk of breast cancer

Olive oil polyphenols offer additional benefits when incorporated into topical formulations, including the following:

• The delivery of the polyphenol anti-oxidant benefits directly to the skin
• Provides an all-natural approach to the prevention of free-radical damage
• Minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles while it brightens and evens skin tone.
• Extremely gentle and non-irritating; safe for even the most sensitive skin
• Guards against signs of premature aging

7 thoughts on “The Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Power Of Olive Oil Polyphenols

  1. I have two comments today. One is a question and the other is my humble suggestion.

    First, I clicked antioxidants on your post and it led me to olive oil polyphenols and I could find its related products like your “Gentle Face Hydrator”. Would these products be recommendable for a pre-teen. It sounds great and I was almost going to get that along with other products in that line but as I noticed an emphasis on wrinkle and fine lines and sensitive skins, I wonder whether it would be ok for young girls who have Mediterranean or olive skin.

    Second, I wonder whether you can be like a personal diet coach for your readers. What I mean is that I wonder what it would be like if you can post on your blog each day with certain practical guidance for an “ongoing everyday diet”, so readers can actually “diet” together with “YOU” through your daily blog, similar to the 28 day daily plan from your book “the Perricone Prescription” or like the 14 day weight-loss diet.

    Whatever your recommendations may be, meal, exercise, nutrition, topical products, they would be helpful. Whether it is all four categories or only one of them, I think this would be very well received by your readers.

    Of course your book explains all the detail very well but like for me, I read them many years ago and forgot. And I guess there may others like me who lack discipline or creativeness to apply your advice to our daily life.

    What do you think? Maybe you can let the world to know as something like “Let’s do the diet everyday with Dr. Perricone”! So more people can participate with us on this new start of new diet on new year and share our experiences, recipes, ideas, stories of our changes of our body, beauty and mind in this blog together while following your coaching.:) It will be fun! So we all, even who are less creative on our daily life or lazy like me about food, exercise and topical stuff :), can have more energized and disciplined daily life with your daily blog.
    Thank you!

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  3. I’m sure you are familiar with Caldwell B. Esselstyn MD. He says in his book that olive oil and I believe all oils should be avoided because they contribute to endothelial inflammation. What is your opinion?

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    • Hi Anil. It’s typically best to derive nutrients from whole food sources, however you can buy polyphenol supplements.

  5. All polyphenols in olive oil are also found in other parts of the tree such as olive fruit and leaves. Olive leaves can be taken in the form of capsules, liquid extract, and as a beverage in the form of tea (hot or iced). Taking olive leaf provides the body with the healthful benefits of olive oil without all the fat.


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