Bellucci Premium Comments on an Article Dispelling Myths Surrounding Olive Oil

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Bellucci Premium responds to an article that dispels common myths surrounding olive oil.

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Bellucci Premium, a high quality extra virgin olive oil producer, comments on an article published by Olive Oil Times that discusses and dispels recent olive oil myths that have emerged.

In an article published by Olive Oil Times on February 3rd titled “More Misconceptions About Olive Oil,” recent myths about olive oil are proven false. Many of these misconceptions are due to vegetable and seed oil companies claiming seed oils contain less saturated fat than olive oil. Olive Oil Times combats these claims with two simple responses.

First, Olive Oil Times cites NHANES’s (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) observation that “olive oil is not even in the 25 top sources of saturated fat for Americans contributing less than one percent of saturated fat.” The top ten sources of saturated fat in the American diet include cheese, pizza, grain based desserts, dairy, various meat products, and milk.

Olive Oil Times then combats the assumption that seed oil is a healthier option than olive oil because it has lower saturated fat content. While seed oils do have health benefits, olive oil is “high in monounsaturated fats” and low in “fats associated with inflammation that Americans and other westernized nations are already getting too much of in processed foods.”

Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for high quality extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “Saturated fats are found in animal products such as meat products, cheeses, milk, and eggs. Olive oil contains a trace amount of saturated fat. However, it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that clean arteries and promote a healthy heart, brain, and overall health.”

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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