Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Comments on How Good Fats Found in Olive Oil are Beneficial to Diets

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Following an article that reviews the types of fats that are essential in a diet, Bellucci Premium shares the benefits of fats in olive oil.

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On August 24, Bellucci Premium, producer of the highest quality extra virgin olive oil, responds to an article that suggests including ‘good fats’ into your diet can be beneficial to your health.

According to an August 19th article published by Ledger Transcript titled “‘The skinny on fats’: What is a “good” fat?” removing all fats from a diet can actually be detrimental to health. Organs such as the liver and gallbladder cannot function without these fats.

After fats are digested, they are converted into fatty acids. The body uses these fatty acids for energy and repairing membranes in the heart and other vital organs. In order to keep the body properly balanced, the correct intake of proteins, carbohydrates and fats should be followed.

The body requires 3 different kinds of fats: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Saturated fats are in products such as butter and are solid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and are considered to be the best type of fat for your heart. Olive oil and avocados contain monounsaturated fats. Nut oils contain polyunsaturated fats and should never be used for cooking.

“It is an awful myth that all fats, such as those included in extra virgin olive oil, are considered bad for you,” says Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium. “With the proper amount of healthy fats, such as the monounsaturated fats included in olive oil, you can actually improve your health. Olive oil is heart-healthy and can help lower your risk of heart disease. It can also lower cholesterol levels and halt the progression of some forms of cancer.”

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.

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