Mind & Brain
According to studies of the "Spanish society for obesity research", following a "Mediterranean diet", whose most important ingrediant is EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive OIl, can reduce the risk of depression by up to 50%.
The consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish) and high-quality extra virgin olive oil affects membrane structure of nerve cells and improve the functioning of the neurotransmitter Serotonin.
Depressed mood may be - neurochemicaly - often be traced back to a lack of Serotonin. Fear and impulsive aggression also can be caused by a lack of Serotonin.