The Nordic Diet: An Evidence-Based Review
The latest “diet” to appear in the media is called the Nordic diet. Proponents of this diet claim that you can improve your health by eating “Nordic” foods. These are the traditional foods commonly eaten by people in the Nordic countries. It is claimed that the Nordic diet can cause weight loss and improve health. The post dated 20 May 2015 The Nordic Diet: An Evidence-Based Review: appeared first on authoritynutrition.com/ written by Joe Leech,a Dietitian
This eating pattern is also supported by the fact that obesity rates in the Nordic countries are much lower than in the US.
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This article explains everything you need to know about the Nordic diet. What to eat, what to avoid, health benefits, a research review and numerous tips.
What is The Nordic Diet?
As the name suggests, the Nordic diet is a way of eating that focuses on the traditional foods of the Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland).
The Nordic diet was created in 2004 by a group of nutritionists, scientists and chefs, in order to address growing obesity rates and unsustainable farming practices in the Nordic countries.
Compared with an average Western diet, it contains less sugar, less fat, twice the fiber, and twice the fish and seafood (4).
Foods to Eat and Avoid
The Nordic diet emphasizes locally grown and sustainable food sources, with a heavy focus on foods considered healthy according to “mainstream” nutrition science.
Eat often: Fruits, berries, vegetables, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, rye breads, fish, seafood, low-fat dairy, herbs, spices and rapeseed (canola) oil.
Eat in moderation: Game meats, free-range eggs, cheese and yogurt.
Eat rarely: Other red meats and animal fats.
Don’t eat: Sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars, processed meats, food additives and refined fast foods.
As many critics correctly point out, many of the foods on the “Nordic” diet were actually never eaten in the Nordic countries back in the day These include low-fat dairy and canola oil, which are modern foods. Fruit also does not grow well in the north, except perhaps for some berries.
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