This diet is easier (and cheaper) than the Mediterranean diet

This article on the Nordic diet makes claims about improvements for people with dementia.


The Nordic Diet is the brainchild of a team of scientists, nutritionists and chefs birthed back in 2004 as a method of mitigating a growing obesity trend in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Although many experts have already pointed out that some of the foods featured in the diet weren’t actually around when the ancient Nords reigned, the fundamental personality of the diet is based on the produce intake adopted by the Scandanavians.

Already, in its young life, it has been studied to promote weight loss, without restricting calorie intake. Moreover, because the diet champions food that is locally sourced and sustainably farmed, votaries also get to pride themselves on being environmentally conscious.  The rules are simple enough: eat a ton of berries, vegetables, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, rye, breads, fish, seafood,  low-fat dairy, herbs spices, and canola oil (more on that one in a bit). Occasionally eat free-range eggs,  cheese, and yogurt, eat red meat and animal fats even less, and steer resolutely clear of sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars, processed meats, food additives, and refined fast foods.  Simply put, the Nordic Diet is a critique of the excessive sugar and fat intake of the western diet, with double the fiber and seafood to boot.

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