Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Bellucci Premium makes a statement on recent reports that show how combining interval training with the Mediterranean diet can help reduce health risks for individuals who are obese.
According to an article published by Science Daily on October 18th, titled “Training, Mediterranean Diet Cuts Health Risks in Obese Individuals,” a combination of interval training and adherence to the Mediterranean diet has shown significant results in reducing heart health risks in individuals who are obese.
The study, conducted by the Montreal Heart Institute, combined the Mediterranean diet and interval training to see how a heart healthy diet and activity would work together.
“The heart health benefits included significant improvements in body fat mass, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, exercise capacity, muscle endurance, weight loss, waist circumference, resting heart rate and blood sugar control,” says the article.
The article details how the participants of this study all had abdominal obesity and received interval training at least 2 times a week. All participants also received “counseling on a Mediterranean diet, which favors lots of vegetables, grains and fish, small amounts of meat and plenty of olive oil.”
“It’s not surprising to see that two factors that promote heart health would yield such positive results when combined,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “Participating in interval training and adhering to the olive oil rich Mediterranean diet can help prevent heart disease and the risk of strokes. We are looking forward to seeing more studies that combine the powers of the Mediterranean diet and exercise on heart health.”
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.