Mediterranean diet ‘improves mental well-being as well as physical health’
Eating a Mediterranean diet is good for the mind as well as the body and improves a person’s quality of life, according to researchers.
The study found that the consumption of oil-rich Mediterranean foods, such as fish and seafood, helps to improve overall well-being.
For years the region’s diet has been associated with superior physical health.
But scientists have now linked its consumption to improved mental and physical health too.
A Mediterranean diet, which is characterised by a regular intake of fruit, vegetables, pulses, fish, olive oil and nuts, has been proven to lessen the chances of chronic illness.
Regions where people subside on it also have a lower mortality rate.