A healthy diet can prevent 30-35% of emerging cancer.
The research conducted by scientists from Hunter University in New York on mice showed that this antioxidant substance. Which gives olive oil a bitter taste, can enter cancer cells and destroy lysosomes, which are described as the “stomach of the cell”, and therefore cancer in less than 1 hour.
Olea europea means olive tree in Latin. This tree, which has been the symbol of peace and tranquility for centuries, is on our tables with its fruits.
As is known, the most important advice for preventive nutrition against cancer is Mediterranean type nutrition. The indispensable element of the Mediterranean diet is olive oil.
In recent years, many scientific studies have been conducted on the protective effect of olive oil against cancer. Olive oil plays an important role in preventing the development of cancer by chemical means.
Studies show that; A healthy diet can prevent 30-35% of emerging cancers.
Olive oil contains 230 different compounds.
Olive oil contains 230 different compounds. The effectiveness of these compounds (especially oleic acid, oleocanthal, squalen, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol) as a support in cancer treatment has also been scientifically proven.
Oleic acid: Oleic acid, which constitutes 80% of the total fatty acid profile; By suppressing HER2/erbB-2, it causes the death of cancer cells and can reduce their growth.
Oleocanthal: It is one of the phenolic compounds in olive oil. It has been reported to have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antitumoral activities. The anticancer activity of oleocanthal has been confirmed in vivo and in vitro in many cancer types such as breast, colon, prostate, leukemia and melanoma.
Squalene: Squalene is a triterpene hydrocarbon found in high amounts in shark liver oil and virgin olive oil. The absence of cancer in sharks has been associated with high squalene levels in sharks.
Oral intake of squalene has been shown to chemically inhibit tumor formation in the colon, lungs, and glands. For this reason, it is stated in the literature that olive oil can be used as a support in chemotherapy due to its high squalene level.
Oleuropein: It has been proven that it has anti-cancer activity against most cancer types in in vivo studies.
Hydroxytyrosol: It has been shown in in vivo and in vitro studies that it has anti cancer activity. That prevents cancer from spreading, spreading and progressing.