too bad it makes you fat so we totes shouldn't eat it, right? *rolls eyes*
"Oleocanthal wasn’t even isolated and named until 2005, but there is now a growing body of research about its numerous health benefits. It has been observed as an effective agent against inflammatory responses, which means it can reduce some of the harms that accompany ailments like heart disease and cancer, and even protect against damage caused by air pollution. And a 2013 study found that the compound can help ward off Alzheimer’s by physically removing the harmful plaques that build up in the brain as the disease progresses.
While oleocanthal isn’t found in all olive oils, and it isn’t listed on the label, you can increase your chances of getting an oil that contains the compound by purchasing bottles labeled as early harvest or extra virgin. "