Friday, October 9, 2009

More "Mediterranean diet" crap

People who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables and cereals may be less likely to develop depression, Spanish researchers have found. The prevalence of mental disorders is lower in Mediterranean countries than in countries in Northern Europe. Dietary differences, such as use of olive oil, may be the reason, [And they may not. More likely it is the closer family ties there] the researchers said.

Quick quiz - who live longer and healthier lives, Australians or Greeks and Italians?

Answer - Australians.

The so-called Mediterranean diet tastes nice and I'd suggest that sitting back with some good cheese and olives and wine will definitely make you feel better.

But it's claimed health benefits are clearly over-hyped and over-exaggerated.

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