Way to go, Zain’s Curry House.

The Ayrshire takeway created a delicious new delicacy this week.

I say delicacy. It’s a garlic naan.

I say created – they just smothered it in spicy chicken and mozzarella cheese and bunged it in the oven.

But wow, has it created a fuss.

“We’ve had people from all over Glasgow, Irvine and Falkirk come all the way to Dalry - just for this,” marvels the owner.

“For the past two weeks we’ve been queued around the street and now other takeaways are starting to copy the idea.”

Oh, great. Another unhealthy food fad to fuel the nation’s obesity crisis.

Social media was all ablaze with excitement over the super-naan.

It’s not the first time a crazy food fad has captured our attention. Remember the deep-fried Mars Bar? Or the ‘family crunchy box’ promoted by a Greenock chippy - four different battered suppers, chips, onion rings, fritters and a two litre bottle of Irn-Bru, all for a tenner?

What is it about us Scots and rubbish food? We have a brilliant restaurant scene, top chefs a-plenty, and some of the finest natural produce, from salmon to soft fruits, on the planet.

But what do we get excited about? Stuff that has been battered and deep-fried to within an inch of its life. Sickly-sweet, tooth-enamel-stripping fizzy drinks. Creamy, cheesy macaroni wrapped up in buttery pastry – otherwise known as the Macaroni Pie.

You have to hand it to us. We can even make pasta unhealthy.

We might not get off our backsides to find a decent restaurant or a healthy deli, but show us a greasy cardboard pizza box crammed full of fatty foods and fizzy drinks and we’ll travel halfway across the country to snap it up.

It’s not the best message to keep sending to our children, this continual ‘hilarious’ reinforcing of silly food fads.

Our child obesity rates are among the highest in the developed world and recent figures suggested a quarter of primary one children are at risk of becoming overweight.

Obesity during childhood can lead to physical and mental health problems in later life, such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, back pain, increased risk of certain cancers, low self-esteem and depression.

Meanwhile, on Planet Sensible, a study released by the journal Molecular Psychiatry, adds credence to the long-held idea that a Mediterranean diet is good for you.

The findings suggest a plant-based diet of fruit, veg, grains, fish, nuts and olive oil - but not too much meat or dairy – could help improve mood and reduce the risk of depression.

This is on the back of lots of research over recent years that claim a combination of vegetables, fruit, beans, cereals and wholegrain bread and the like – a traditional Med diet – does have lots of benefits: like reducing our risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease.

Food is just one factor, of course, when it comes to considering how it affects mental health, and the study makes clear that tightly controlled trials would be needed to work out exactly how big an impact a Mediterranean diet would have on reducing depression.

But it doesn’t take a genius to work out that any diet which reduces sugar, fat and giant, cheese-plastered naan breads has got to be good for you.