Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
High-quality organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on a recent article from Health24 that outlines 20 of the health benefits that olives and olive oil have to offer.
In an article published by Health24 on December 18th titled “20 health benefits of olives,” the various health benefits, from medical to cosmetic, found in olives and olive oil are discussed. Because heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, the cardiovascular benefits that olives and olive oil carry are particularly important. Nutrients in olives help to eliminate excess cholesterol in the blood, control blood pressure, and help prevent blood clots. Olives also contain oleic acid, which has heart-protecting benefits. They also help protect against the third leading cause of death in the United States, which is cancer. Olives and olive oil are rich in antioxidants that protect cells and cell membranes against cancers.
Olives contain benefits for the brain as well. They help prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and benign and malignant tumors. Rich in polyphenols, olives also reduce oxidative stress in the brain. According to the article, “Eating a daily serving of olives helps improve your memory by up to 25%.” Olives are also known for their aphrodisiac properties.
Olives and olive oil also contribute to beauty and skin health. “Eating olives can improve the appearance of wrinkles by 20% since they contain oleic acid, which keeps skin soft and healthy,” the article notes. They’re also rich in vitamin E, which further feeds skin and hair.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager of organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “Olives and olive oil have been praised for their health and beauty benefits for thousands of years. They’re a rich source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, nutrients that are hard to incorporate into a diet. Antioxidants, oleic acid, and vitamin E are just some of the potent benefits they have to offer.”
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.