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16 Incredible Tyrosol Ester Health Benefits

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WHAT ARE THE TYROSOL ESTERS? The tyrosol esters are a group of phytonutrients (plant based chemical compounds that have numerous health benefits in the human body but are not classed as essential nutrients). The 4 main tyrosol esters are: - Hydroxytyrosol. - Oleocanthal. - Oleuropein. - Tyrosol. They can only be sourced from olives, olive leaves and olive oil. Although the tyrosol esters are not classed as essential nutrients, they have numerous health benefits in the human body and are believed to be 1 of the main reasons behind the health benefits of the “Mediterranean diet”. In … [Read more...]

The Tyrosol Esters Explained

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WHAT ARE THE TYROSOL ESTERS? The tyrosol esters are a group of phytonutrients (plant based chemical compounds that have numerous health benefits in the human body but are not classed as essential nutrients) that are found exclusively in olives, olive leaf and olive oil. Although they are not believed to be essential for human survival, the tyrosol esters have a number of important health benefits. For starters, they are amongst the most powerful antioxidants around and can provide significant protection from free radicals (harmful substances that are released into your body’s cells … [Read more...]

Oleuropein Explained

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WHAT IS OLEUROPEIN? Oleuropein is a tyrosol ester and phytonutrient (a group of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and have multiple health benefits but are not considered essential to human health) that is found in green olives, olive leaf and olive oil. It acts as a powerful antioxidant in the human body and may also have further health benefits. In this article I will be providing a full overview of oleuropein and discussing its possible health benefits. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF OLEUROPEIN? Awareness of oleuropein dates back to ancient times. Ancient Egyptians used … [Read more...]

Oleocanthal Explained

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WHAT IS OLEOCANTHAL? Oleocanthal is a tyrosol ester and phytonutrient (a group of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and have multiple health benefits but are not considered essential to human health) that is found in extra virgin olive oil. Studies have shown that it can fight free radicals, reduce unnecessary inflammation and more. In this article I will be taking a deeper look at oleocanthal and discussing its key health benefits. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF OLEOCANTHAL? The discovery of oleocanthal dates back to 1999 when the biologist and geneticist Gary K.Beauchamp was … [Read more...]

Hydroxytyrosol Explained

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WHAT IS HYDROXYTYROSOL? Hydroxytyrosol is a tyrosol ester and phytonutrient (a group of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and have multiple health benefits but are not considered essential to human health) that is believed to be 1 of the most powerful antioxidants available. In this article I will be taking a detailed look at hydroxytyrosol. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HYDROXYTYROSOL? There is very little information available on the discovery of tyrosol. However, people have been aware of its healing properties for many years with olive oil (1 of the main food sources of … [Read more...]

Tyrosol Explained

3 olives next to a glass bottle of olive oil.

WHAT IS TYROSOL? Tyrosol is a tyrosol ester and phytonutrient (a group of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and have multiple health benefits but are not considered essential to human health) which can protect your body’s cells from dangerous free radicals, reduce your heart disease risk and much more. In this article I will be providing a full breakdown of tyrosol and its main health benefits. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF TYROSOL? There is very little information available on the discovery of tyrosol. However, people have been aware of its healing properties for many years … [Read more...]