Olive oil has the ability to kill cancer cells. An anti-cancer substance called oleocanthal can be found in extra virgin olive oil. It is said to have the capability to tear the membranes of cancer cell lysosomes. By tearing the membrane, the olive oil helps to release enzymes from the cells and to subsequently destroy the entire cells.
In fact, olive oil destroys cancer cells in as little as 30 minutes. Many cancer researchers are looking into the properties of olive oil in an attempt to replicate the process it uses to destroy cancerous cells. Cooking with olive oil can help ward off many forms of cancer.