Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
Bellucci Premium responds to an article that details a new systematic review providing further evidence to the claim that olive oil can help defend against the decline of cognitive functions that comes with aging.
According to an article published by The Olive Oil Times on September 9th titled “Mediterranean Diet Good for the Brain,” many studies have shown the effect that olive oil has on the prevention of cognitive function decline, but there has never been any review of the research until now.
The article says that researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School have begun systematic reviews on the research. The twelve studies that these researchers reviewed were based on the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive functions.
The review by the University was published in the July issue of the journal Epidemiology, according to the article. The review showed that “in nine out of the twelve studies, higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Other studies showed that antioxidant rich foods such as fruit, vegetables and olive oil can be associated with increased cognitive function. “This effect is seen with a Mediterranean diet pattern as a whole, but also for specific foods independently. For example, walnuts have been found to be associated with better working memory and olive oil with immediate verbal memory,” stated the article.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Tuscan olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says that evidence pointing to the Mediterranean diet as being one of the healthiest diets is continually growing. “This new review shows that most of the past research on the correlation between the Mediterranean diet and improved cognitive function is true,” she says. “Not only is this olive oil rich diet proving to be helpful with cognitive function, but it can also help lower blood pressure and heart disease risk.”
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.