Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
High-quality extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on an article reporting a study done that confirms the Mediterranean diet, which is heavily olive oil based, is good for the brain.
In an article published by YottaFire on December 17th titled “Research confirms Mediterranean diet is good for the mind,” a study done by the University of Exeter Medical School and its findings are discussed. The study analyzed 11 observational studies and one randomized control trial. In 9 of the 12 studies, a higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet was directly linked with better cognitive function and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s.
Iliana Lourida, the researcher who led the study, says in the article, “Mediterranean food is both delicious and nutritious, and out systematic review shows it may help to protect the aging brain by reducing the risk of dementia. While the link between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and dementia risk is not new, outs is the first study to systematically analyze all existing evidence.”
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, says, “Our brains are made up of about 60% fat. Therefore, the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, and lean meats like fish and chicken, is ideal for optimum brain function. Fish, nuts, and olive oil are great sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are building blocks for the brain. These fats help build new cells that are used for memory storage, and improving general brain function.”
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.