Southern Europe has been getting a lot of negative attention lately due to the financial crisis in the Eurozone. At this time, it is important to remember much of the good which comes out of this region. This is especially true of the Mediterranean cuisine. It is not only delicious but also linked with a lower chance of illness and greater well-being. A new study has just been released by researchers from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra which shows how the Mediterranean diet is linked to both physical and mental health.