Bellucci Premium Comments on Evidence That the Olive Oil Rich Mediterranean Diet Is Best for Those With Diabetes

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Following a report on the effects of the Mediterranean diet on diabetics, Bellucci Premium makes a statement.

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Bellucci Premium, a producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, responds to an article that shares the results of a new study showing how those with diabetes can benefit from adhering to the Mediterranean diet and eating fewer meals.

According to the Medical Daily article published on December 1st titled “One Meal A Day Better For People With Type 2 Diabetes,” the latest research shows evidence that eating one meal a day based on the parameters of the Mediterranean diet can be beneficial for those who have type 2 diabetes.

The article details a study by Linkoping University in Sweden, which was intended to show how different diets affected blood glucose and blood lipids in diabetics. “Three diets were considered: a low-fat diet, a low-carb diet, and the Mediterranean diet –– a meal plan that emphasizes whole grains, legumes, fish, herbs, and nuts,” says the article.

The results showed that the low-fat diet increased blood glucose levels more than the low-carb diet. The Mediterranean diet yielded even better results, despite only being based on consuming one large meal. The researchers were quoted in the article saying, “It is very interesting that the Mediterranean diet, without breakfast and with a massive lunch with wine, did not induce higher blood glucose levels than the low-fat diet lunch, despite such a large single meal.”

“It is interesting to see how meal arrangement and the diet that an individual adheres to can make such a large difference in blood glucose levels,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for olive oil producer Bellucci Premium. “We are eager to see what other developments may come from this research on the Mediterranean diet.

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.

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