An international group of scientists led by experts from the University College London (UK) came to the conclusion that the Mediterranean diet can protect people from depression.
Experts have analyzed more than 40 scientific papers that have appeared over the past eight years, where there are indications of the relationship between depression and nutrition. As it turned out, the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of depression by 33%.
The basis of the diet should be dominated by vegetables, fruits, legumes, olive oil, fish and nuts. Due to the high content of plant fibers, vitamins and minerals, these products have an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, the Mediterranean diet is devoid of products that can cause systemic inflammation in the body.