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Olive Oil and Polyphenols: What You Need to Know

Apr 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A lot is being written these days about the benefits of polyphenols, due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxident properties. Research is showing they are helpful to seniors because they fight everything from cancer to dementia and aging. So what is a polyphenol?

MedicineNet says this: ” Polyphenol: A kind of chemical that (at least in theory) may protect against some common health problems and possibly certain effects of aging. Polyphenols act as antioxidants. (Emphasis added) They protect cells and body chemicals against damage caused by free radicals, reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body.” So in layman/woman’s terms, polyphenols are chemicals that come from things like fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea and are really helpful in a number of biological processes in the human body. They are very good for us.