Olive oil contains many nutrients that can help to prevent cancer, and even destroy preexisting cancer cells.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
Extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on an article published by Olive Oil Times discussing how adhering to a Mediterranean Diet can help prevent different cancers.
In an article published by Olive Oil Times on January 29th titled “Components in the Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Some Cancers,” the diet practices and reasons behind lower incidences of heart disease and cancer in the Mediterranean region are examined. Researchers have found that “people in countries along the Mediterranean Sea not only have a lower incidence of heart disease, but are also less likely to get cancer than those living in North European and North American countries.” After examining dietary differences, researchers found that the components of a Mediterranean diet, such as olive oil, fruits, vegetables, seafood, whole grains, wine, and nuts, are the reason for the lower rate of cancer cases in the Mediterranean.
According to the article, human cellular studies have suggested that regular olive oil intake can “reduce the risk of breast, prostate, colon and digestive tract cancers.” Researchers suggest this is because olive oil contains tyrosol and hydrocytyrosol, which “possibly causes the death of cancer cells and inhibits carcinogenic pathways.” Other components of the diet, such as fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C, vitamin E, dithiolthiones, and lycopene, among other nutrients, prevent creation and growth of cancer cells.
Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for Tuscan olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “Olive oil contains many nutrients that can help to prevent cancer, and even destroy preexisting cancer cells. Olive oil is densely packed with antioxidants such as vitamin E and hydrocytyrosol.” She says, “Another reason for the decrease in cancer cases when a Mediterranean style diet was implemented is that red meat intake is replaced with lean chicken and fatty fishes like salmon.”
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.