Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 25, 2013
High-quality Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on an article placing the Mediterranean diet at the top of the list of ways to prevent chronic illnesses.
In an article published by Treehugger on December 15th titled “Doctors say a Mediterranean diet is the best way to prevent chronic illness,” eleven British senior doctors presented a mandate to Prime Minister David Cameron “insisting that it’s time for diet to be placed at the forefront of health policy.” Dr. Richard Hoffman wrote, “The evidence base for the Mediterranean diet in preventing all of the chronic diseases that are plaguing the Western world is overwhelming.” A Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil, with a very limited meat and sugar intake.
According to the report, this type of diet reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, while also improving cognitive function. The eleven senior doctors agree that improving one’s diet is a better preventative measure than taking prescription medications.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for high-quality Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “The Mediterranean diet works so well to reduce chronic illnesses because it is comprised of exactly what the body needs. Many do not realize just how harmful processed foods can be. The Mediterranean diet is made of fresh foods. Typically, the longer the shelf life, the shorter it will make yours.” She adds, “Olive oil is at the very heart of the Mediterranean diet and it has been used since ancient times for health purposes. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that feed the brain, warding off diseases like Alzheimer’s. These fatty acids also reduce cholesterol and help in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, which will lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.”
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.