I bring you incredible news about the benefits of olive water. It turns out that a group of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) found that this water can have antioxidant effects and help improve exercise performance. Yes, you read that right!
This natural by-product comes from the production of olive oil and contains polyphenols (antioxidant molecules found, to a greater or lesser extent, in almost all plants) that have antioxidant properties. Additionally, a commercial product called OliPhenolia contains various phenolic compounds, including hydroxytyrosol, which is particularly good for your body.
To test their hypothesis, the researchers recruited 29 active people who consumed OliPhenolia or a placebo (with the same taste and appearance) for 16 consecutive days. And the results were amazing! OliPhenolia consumption improved respiratory parameters and oxygen consumption during exercise, especially at submaximal levels. That’s great!
Although the parameters at higher intensity levels were not greatly affected, the participants felt an improvement in perceived exertion and recovery after exercise. Overall, the study showed that OliPhenolia supplementation for 16 days can have a positive influence on regular aerobic exercise. Awesome!
So if you are looking for a natural and delicious way to improve your exercise performance, you should definitely give olive water a try. Your body will thank you!