Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium shares 7 health-related reasons to start incorporating olive oil into a daily diet.
1. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats are also known as ‘healthy fats’ that decrease heart disease risk. However, they are rare in nature and therefore difficult to obtain in a diet. Just one tablespoon of olive oil a day can deliver 10g of monounsaturated and 1.4g of polyunsaturated fats.
2. Consuming olive oil can help to reduce the risk of cancer. It is pumped with antioxidants including vitamin E, phenols, oleocanthal, and squalene, which help to combat cancer-causing free radical cells.
3. 22% of the daily-recommended dose vitamin K, which improves blood health and coagulation, can be found in just two tablespoons of olive oil.
4. Regular consumption of olive oil will help to reduce inflammation. Most people do not know that inflammation within the body is one of the major causes of chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.
5. A study conducted by the University of Bordeaux found that individuals who cooked regularly with olive oil instead of other oils had a 41% lower risk for stroke.
6. According to a study conducted at a Spanish university, consumption of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats was proven to decrease depression risk, whereas trans-fat consumption was shown to increase the risk of depression.
7. Oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol, compounds found in olive oil, have been proven to prevent acute pancreatis.
Not all oils are created equal. For maximum health and flavor benefits, make sure to use extra virgin olive oil.
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.