If you are a woman, must know exactly how the pain when before menstruation. Even you can not do anything and a lot more moaning. Already Doing this and that from curling up in bed, stand up, sleeping on your back or whatever still could not dampen cramps work better than taking chemical drugs on the market.
A new study published in the Library Scholars Research shows that consumption of extra virgin olive oil on a regular basis is more effective in reducing the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea or most common type of pain arising from menstrual cramps rather than taking ibuprofen.
For this study, researchers divided 60 women ranging in age from 17-30 into two groups. All women suffer from menstrual cramps moderate levels of pain perception with a score average of 6.7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Then each group received the intervention of pain. One group took 25 ml (about 5 teaspoons) extra virgin olive oil every day for two months, beginning two weeks before their menstrual cycle. The second group was given 400 mg of ibuprofen three times a day for the first 3 days of menstruation.
The results are the first group had an average pain score of 2.4 in one month, and 1.4 for the second month. While the results of the second group who took ibuprofen had a pain score of 4.7 in the first month and 2.4 for the second month. So this is evident when you consume olive oil regularly pain they continue to decline to a greater extent than taking ibuprofen.
How does this work colored liquid gold? It turns out there is a powerful polyphenol compounds in it.
"About 10 years ago, researchers noticed that the olive oil mimics the action of ibuprofen, oleocanthal thanks to polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory properties," said Elena Paravantes, RDN, the Mediterranean diet consultant and founder of the blog Olive Tomato.
In fact, in a previous study has shown that oleocanthal help suppress the production of inflammatory molecules called prostaglandins, while ibuprofen was not. Studies have also shown that extra virgin olive oil's ability to fight inflammation have a cumulative effect, which means more regularly you consume olive oil, the greater the potential for pain relief. It is advisable to start eating regularly before you begin to feel pain before menstruation.
Try using olive oil as an ingredient in salads, stir-fries, or soup in your cooking.