Simply replacing fats like butter, margarine, and vegetable oil with olive oil can help improve brain and heart health.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium responds to an article published by the Kitsap Sun discussing simple ways to achieve a healthier diet and lifestyle.
In an article published by the Kitsap Sun on January 2nd titled “Some simple steps to help you eat healthier,” suggestions regarding how to lead a healthy lifestyle are shared. The article cites the US Food and Drug Administration, which suggests that “the largest part of calories [come] from whole grain foods, fruit and veggies, with reasonable amounts of protein and less fat.” The article suggests the diet best suited for this lifestyle is a Mediterranean diet consisting of grains, fish, chicken,legumes, vegetables, and olive oil. The Mediterranean diet limits the amount of red meat to once a week. “In this case,” the article notes,“a larger percentage of calories from fat are acceptable, because it is heart-healthy and nutritious olive oil.” White sugar and white flour are prohibited.
The article gives suggestions on how to adhere to a Mediterranean diet.“If you eat lots of white bread, white rice and mashed potatoes, branch out a little. Try other whole grains for side dishes. Quinoa, for example, is very trendy, delicious, versatile, cooks exactly like rice and is one of the healthiest substances on the planet. It's high in fiber, low in fat and a complete protein comparable to milk.” The article reminds people not to exclude carbohydrates, but to instead make smart decisions about them.
Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for high-quality Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “The Mediterranean diet is a great and delicious diet for anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle. When the majority of the fat you consume comes from fish and nutrient-dense olive oil, you are promoting a healthy weight and helping to ward off diseases like diabetes or hypertension.” She says, “Simply replacing fats like butter, margarine, and vegetable oil with olive oil can help improve brain and heart 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.