Researchers in the U.S. found that the Mediterranean diet can play a significant role in coping with stress compared to a diet containing more animal protein and saturated fat.

Stress is a major concern for virtually everyone, having a negative impact on behavior, personal relationships and productivity. Even worse, chronic stress is linked to higher rates of mortality as it can lead to severe health risks, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and heart disease.

Researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the United States conducted a study on animals to examine whether long-term consumption of a specific diet can help in the control of stressful situations and eventually reduce the detrimental effects of stress.

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