The Nordic Diet: Better Than Paleo?

You’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet craze, but what about the Nordic Diet? Popularized by the cutting-edge restaurant, Noma, this diet emphasizes consumption of regional and seasonal foods. Might it be the answer to our health crisis?

The Nordic Diet is a relatively new arrival on the diet scene, but it may become a major player in the coming years. With a focus on fresh, regional, seasonal foods that are native to the area in which you live, the Nordic Diet appeals to both those concerned about the environment, and their own health.

Similar to the Mediterranean Diet, the Nordic Diet emphasizes lots of whole, plant-sourced foods, with an emphasis on whole grains and berries.

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More research has yet to be done, but multiple studies suggest the Nordic Diet can encourage weight loss and lower blood pressure.

Nordic Diet staples include:
• Whole-grain cereals like barley, rye, and oats
• Berries and other fruits
• Vegetables (esp. potatoes, cabbage, and carrots)
• Fatty fish like mackerel, herring, and salmon
• Legumes

“The Nordic Diet is a healthy dietary pattern that shares many elements with the Mediterranean diet,” says Nutrition Professor Dr. Frank Hu. The Mediterranean diet, which also focuses on plant-based foods, is considered to be the best eating pattern in regards to preventing heart disease.


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