BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium responds to an article published by Forbes that provides information on why olive oil is good for your heart.
In an article published by the Forbes on May 20th titled "Why Olive Oil Is So Good For the Heart," the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences had favorable findings when they looked at the effects of a Mediterranean diet on heart health. According to the article, when high fat food items like olive oil and nitrites and nitrates in greens are combined, a nitro fatty acid is created. This combination relaxes blood vessels and brings down blood pressure.
The findings of this study help to prove that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attack. The diet can also reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure. The Mediterranean diet consists of vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, oils, and whole grains.
Susan Testa, Director of Sales and Marketing for high-quality Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, "The main reason olive oil is so good for the heart and helps promote healthy heart functions is due to its high monounsaturated fat content. These healthy fats help the heart do its job at an easier pace. They can help lubricate the blood vessels to ensure blockages and clots do not form." She adds, "In addition to olive oil consumption, another reason that the Mediterranean diet contributes to heart health is the high amount of fiber intake the diet calls for, which can help lower cholesterol."
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.
Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, Bellucci Premium, 855-347-4228, email@example.com
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