Olive Oil helps Dementia and Alezheimer’s Disease

I studied Ancient Greek and have traveled to Greece, spending considerable time in the islands.  Olive trees captured my attention, as they grow in unpredictable ways.  Greece is full or ancient trees,  and some of them are believed to be several thousand years old.

Scientific American recently reports that olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, may provide some protection against dementia.

Olive oil contains oleocanthal, a substance like ibuprofen that acts like an anti-inflammatory agent.  It also helps to stimulate proteins other enzymes that help prevent neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, which are characteristic of such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

But the benefits don’t stop there.  Olive oil also suppresses appetite, and also boots the production of serotonin, as reported in the New York Daily News.

Olive oil is a major part of the Mediterranean diet, and some suggest having 2 – 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day.  Flipper is a product was designed to help with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Fiona Sloan