Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
Bellucci Premium, a producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, comments on an article that shares a few facts about the Mediterranean diet that are not commonly known.
According to the Everyday Health article published on November 11th titled “What You Didn’t Know About The Mediterranean Diet,” the diet it is a way of life that has been around for centuries.
The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been proven by many studies, such as one that detailed how adhering to the diet can help prevent the development of chronic diseases. This is due to the “fresh produce, healthy fats (like nuts, seeds, and olive oil), whole grains, fish, lean dairy, and even red wine,” that are included in the diet.
This research was conducted at the Harvard Medical School. Over 10,000 women aged 50-60 were studied. The article shared the results of this research and how the Mediterranean diet affected those who adhered to it:
- “Followers of a Mediterranean diet were 46% more likely to age healthfully, including having a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, cancers, memory problems, and other chronic health issues,” detailed the article.
- The health of the individuals correlated with the quality of their diet.
- Based on the questionnaires filled out by the participants, healthier diets consisted of eating an abundance of healthy foods and allowing for some indulgence in treats.
“Since this study was conducted using participants who were older, it means that it is never too late to adhere to the olive oil rich Mediterranean diet,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium. “Another benefit of this great diet is the lifestyle that it encourages. The Mediterranean diet also helps you learn to appreciate the positives of leading a healthy lifestyle.”
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.