Treating depression - Mediterranean style
Updated: Jan 17
A team of Australian researchers have doubled-down on upsides of going Med. In 2017 the team from Deakin University published results of a study which showed that following a Mediterranean style diet was an effective way to treat depression.
And in May 2018, economic analysis of their research (published in BMC Public Health) found that following this type of diet was less expensive than other traditional forms of treatment and support for people suffering from clinical depression.
Mediterranean-style diets - which focus on eating lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, fish and olive oil, and avoiding highly processed, sugary and fried foods - have a long association with good health.