Filippo Berio Olive Oil isn’t just about making food more delicious, it also plays an important role in diet, heart health and wellness.
Olive Oil Diet Benefits
Type II Diabetes
- Helps regulate blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity
- Reduces risk of type II Diabetes by almost 50%
Obesity & Weight Control
- Medium-chain triglycerides help maintain a healthy body weight
- Keeps blood sugar levels stable
- Helps curb cravings
Gut Health & Stress
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes the growth of good bacteria
- Fights oxidative stress
The Mediterranean Diet
Did you know that adults who live in Mediterranean countries, like Italy and Greece, have the lowest rates of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and some of the highest life expectancies?
Many health experts and recent studies* attribute this to the “Mediterranean Diet,” a way of healthy eating that combines fruits, leafy greens, legumes, whole grains, olive oil and fish, with only small amounts of red meat and wine.
No Mediterranean kitchen is complete without a bottle of quality olive oil. It contains no cholesterol, no sodium, no trans fats, no sugars, and is a rich source of monounsaturated fat, all of which add up to better health.
For more information about the Mediterranean Diet, head over to our blog.
*Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical School studied the diets of over 22,000 adults in Greece aged 20 to 86 over a four-year period.
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American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
Covas, M.I. et al. The Effect of Virgin Refined Olive Oils on Heart Disease Risk Factors (Summaries for Patients). Ann Int Med 2006:145(5) I-53.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov