Nordic diet

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
  • Oatmeal
  • Legumes
  • Barley
  • 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.