Bellucci Premium Comments on Newfound Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, With Olive Oil as Its Staple

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Bellucci Premium responds to an article on the newfound effects of adhering to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil.

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Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, a high-quality extra virgin olive oil producer, responds to an article from Digital Journal stating that following a Mediterranean style diet can significantly decrease one’s chances of chronic diseases, like heart disease, later in life.

An article published by Digital Journal on December 3rd, titled “The newfound benefits of the Mediterranean Diet,” reported that following a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US. The article explains that the switch from “bad” fats to “good” fats, like olive oil, avocado and fish, significantly reduces LDL levels while increasing HDL levels.

The article also discusses a 15 year-long study conducted by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that reported women in their late 50s to early 60s who followed a Mediterranean diet were more likely to survive to 70 without developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or other chronic illnesses.

Sexenian responded to this report by stating, “With extra virgin olive oil at the core of the Mediterranean diet, these findings are not a very big surprise. Extra virgin olive oil has been proven to be a super food that is beneficial to physical and mental health. Extra virgin olive oil lowers LDL, also known as 'bad cholesterol,' which is the culprit of cardiovascular disease. Extra virgin olive oil is also rich in polyphenols, vitamin E, and other natural antioxidants that all work to lower the risk of obesity, diabetes and some and forms of cancer, in particular breast cancer.” Sexenian also states that extra virgin olive oil is more beneficial to health than other types of olive oil because it undergoes less processing, keeping the most nutrients and health key players intact.

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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