Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Diet – Olive Oil

As we mentioned in previous articles, premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how olive oil effects women with PMS.

Top olive oil on your dish is the best way to get all the benefits from it.

1. Antioxidants

Olive oil contains high levels of vitamin E, triterpenes and phenols which helps to improve the immune system in fighting against oxidation reactions in the nervous system including the brain as by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves thereby reducing many symptoms of PMS caused brain cell oxidation.

2. Linoleic acid

Linoleic acid is polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is important for the conversion to arachidonic acid (AA) then to PGE1 or 3. Deficiency of linoleic acid cause more conversion of AA into PGE2 resulting in increasing the risk of premenstrual cramp and pain in the abdominal region.

3. Alpha linoleic acid

Olive oil contains very high levels of alpha linoleic acid which is one form of Omega 3 fatty acid and is vital for liver in maintain the balance of other fatty acids resulting in increasing the liver function in estrogen regulation and lessening the risk of hormone imbalance.

4. oleocanthol

Olive containing oleocanthol beside is one of many antioxidants in the olive olive oil, it alo helps to immune function reduce inflammation or swelling by binding by binding to cortisol receptor in our body including the reproductive organs.

5. Liver function

Olive oil helps to increase liver function in bile secretion, thereby increasing the liver in regulating the insulin production by the pancreas resulting in reducing the risk of insulin fluctuation and lessening the risk of gallstones.