Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2014
High-quality extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium responds to an article from Women Citizen on how adhering to a Mediterranean diet, with olive oil at its foundation, can protect the brain.
In an article published by Women Citizen on December 15th titled “Mediterranean diet to protect our brain,” the benefits of following a Mediterranean diet in relation to brain health are discussed.The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil and nuts and limits meat intake. This is beneficial to health because olives and nuts “contain monounsaturated fats, which are better for artery health than the saturated fats found in butter, meat and lard.” Olives and nuts are also high in fiber, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals. ‘Good’ fats, like monounsaturated and omega-3s, are particularly important for brain health. Increasing intake of these ‘good’ fats that are found in the Mediterranean diet can prevent conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, a high-quality extra virgin olive oil producer, says, “The Mediterranean diet is a great lifestyle to adhere to if you want to maximize your brain health and function, while preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s. It has also been proven that ‘good’ fats found in olive oil can help with everyday brain functions.”
Sexenian says, “The nutrients found in olive oil, nuts, fish, and other healthy fats like avocado, are cancer-fighting, heart healthy fats. In addition to improving your brain’s health, they also prevent against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.”
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.