There is a major antioxidant found in olive oil that is able to kill cancer cells in an hour, and in the meantime leaving healthy cells unharmed.
Olive oil is healthy for the whole body.
Other healthy benefits of olive oil are: preventing osteoporosis, strengthens the immune system, possibly help prevent dementia and protects the body from air pollution. A study from 2010 indicated that olive oil may help prevent cancer.
Researchers found that olive oil made changes in the passageways of breast cancer cells, and led to apoptosis and averted DNA damage to healthy cells.
Lower rates of heart disease, cancer, and other health problems have been linked with an intake of virgin olive oil.