What is Olive Oil and how does it help treat gout

Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds which are essential to treat gout pain

The olive, one of the oldest foods known to man is thought to have originated in Crete between five to seven thousand years ago and also regarded as a symbol of peace and wisdom by the Greeks.

Olive oil is a strong anti-inflammatory which its’ compounds include at least nine different categories of polyphenols and more than twenty-four anti-inflammatory nutrients.

These compounds can suppress or switch off up to 100 inflammation causing genes. Three quarters of olive oil is fat in the form of oleic acid, a monounsaturated, omega-9 fat,

It’s very good for you! It is also a good source of vitamin E and also provides a great amount of the anti-oxidant beta-carotenes.


As little as 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day has shown significant anti-inflammatory benefits.

In the Mediterranean region it is considered a folk remedy for arthritis and gout.

“Further studies revealed that a compound in olive oil, called oleocanthal, prevents the production of pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, the same way NSAIDs work.