The Nordic Diet is one of the newer geographically themed eating strategies on the scene. It promises that by eating foods commonly consumed in Nordic countries, followers will experience better health. These countries include Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark.
Instead of promising massive weight loss, as is the case with many fad diets, this is essentially a type of healthy eating plan. It doesn’t make any recommendations for extreme food ingredients, combinations or reductions. It also doesn’t replace any meals with shakes, bars or nothing at all.
Furthermore, the Nordic Diet doesn’t necessarily promise fast results. Instead, it recommends that approximately 80 percent of the foods eaten be ingredients that can be growth in Nordic countries. Ideally, organic versions of those foods should be chosen. Those foods should be prepared at low-temperatures such as boiling and oven baking.
In 2012, the Food and Nutrition Research journal published a study that showed that a healthy Nordic Diet strategy can contribute to wellness. Those diets looked at for the research consisted of root veggies, oats, barley and other whole grains, low-fat dairy, fatty fish, berries, rapeseed oil, legumes and nuts. (more…)