The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, blood pressure and even obesity...
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
On May 30, Bellucci Premium welcomes the results of a new study claiming that consuming olive oil can improve cognitive functions.
According to an article by Mother Nature Network, the Mediterranean diet continues to make news as recent studies have found other beneficial health properties. One of the most recent studies concluded that “…30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet.”
The latest study conducted in Spain concludes that those who eat a diet primarily composed of Mediterranean food, such as olive oil, had stronger results on cognitive tests than those who did not. The article details how researchers studied approximately 1,000 participants over the course of six and a half years to gather the research needed.
The article states that the nutritional elements that compose the Mediterranean diet help improve central nervous system function. “The Mediterranean diet skips over processed foods and bad fats, and relies on food items that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These kinds of foods are thought to help decrease circulatory damage, inflammation and oxidative damage in the brain,” according to the article.
“The list of health benefits from olive oil keeps growing,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, blood pressure and even obesity. Olive oil is a dynamic ingredient and can easily be used in recipes.”
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.