The Nordic diet is based on foods that are typical for the Nordic countries and are in line with Nordic dietary recommendations. A Nordic diet contains plenty of fruit, berries, green vegetables, root vegetables and wholegrain products made from oats, barley and rye.
If you want to eat a Nordic diet, choose the following foods:
- Rapeseed oil
- Oily fish, chicken and lean meat
- Wholegrain pasta
- Cereal oats
- Root vegetables and green vegetables
- Lingonberries and blueberries
- Low fat dairy products
How do we know that a Nordic diet is beneficial?
In spring 2008, a clinical study (NorDiet) was conducted in which 88 people were given a specially developed menu to eat for 6 weeks.
The results of the study showed that the Nordic diet reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and also influences other markers that indicate a higher or lower risk of heart and vascular disease.