Bellucci Premium Comments on an Article Discussing How Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Help People Achieve Proper Nutrient Intake Without a Multivitamin

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Bellucci Premium responds to an article that discusses how adhering to a Mediterranean diet rich in Tuscan olive oil can help people meet their nutrient requirements without taking a daily multivitamin.

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Bellucci Premium, a high quality Tuscan olive oil producer, comments on an article published by Olive Oil Times discussing how following a Mediterranean diet can provide people with a sufficient intake of various vital vitamins and minerals.

An article published by Olive Oil Times on February 20th titled, “Achieve Nutrient Adequacy by Following the Mediterranean Diet,” the ability of a Mediterranean diet to meet nutrient requirements, such as necessary vitamin and mineral intake levels, is discussed. A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that “more than 50 percent of the adults in the United States take dietary supplements” and “as many as 31 percent of American children also take them.” According to a recent study published in the Nutrient journal, the ‘Western diet’, which refers to the American diet, is “low nutrient-dense,” therefore many Americans feel the need to take a multivitamin. The study reported that “iodine, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, selenium, vitamin C and folic acid were some of the essential nutrients lacking in subjects who regularly consumed the Western diet.”

In a recent study, researchers found that those who follow a Mediterranean diet are more likely to meet all of their nutrient needs through their diet alone. Those who followed the Mediterranean diet had “sufficient intake of folic acid; vitamins A, B1, C and E; as well as minerals such as zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron and selenium.”

Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “Although many individuals who follow a Western diet use a multivitamin, these multivitamins cannot replace a healthy diet. When taking a multivitamin, you are taking an entire day’s worth of nutrients in one instance. This kind of intake results in the body flushing out many of those nutrients.”

Bellucci Premium 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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