Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
On August 8, Bellucci Premium comments on recent research reported in an article by Pro Health. In the article, information is shared about an important molecule containing health benefits for human beings that can be extracted out of olive leaves.
According to an article published by ProHealth on July 31st, titled “Unexpected Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract,” the key molecule that gives olive oil its health benefits can be extracted from olive leaves. The molecule, called oleuropein, can help lower blood pressure, prevent cancer and more. This polyphenol also gives extra virgin olive oil its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The article says that oleuropein can now be extracted from the leaves of olive trees, which make this component available to consumers in other forms besides olive oil. This extract can help with many health problems, including “fighting atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and even arthritis.”
The Mediterranean diet, of which olive oil is a major component, has proven to offer many health benefits. The article states that this is mainly due to the oleuropein contained in olive oil. In addition, the article points out that “the Mediterranean diet reduces your risk for virtually every condition associated with aging.”
The study suggests that “convincing evidence now shows that oleuropein-rich olive leaf extracts help prevent many of the underlying factors leading to diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and arthritis.” The article states that olive leaf extract and extra virgin olive oil should be considered a vital part of an individual’s diet.
“It’s important that consumers know just how important the health benefits of olive oil are,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “If you’re looking for ingredients to include in your daily diet to help improve your health, consider extra virgin olive oil. Recent studies show how olive oil can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, help prevent cancer and halt the progression of prostate cancer.”
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.