Eating In

June 2015 Issue

Health Benefits Aplenty in the Nordic Diet

Learn a few eating tips from the New Nordic Diet, recently linked with positive health and environmental benefits.

You may soon be adding herring, rutabaga, and lingonberries to your shopping list, thanks to recent findings and the emerging popularity of the New Nordic Diet. This dietary pattern is based on the traditional, regional foods—fish, game, berries, whole grains, and root vegetables—of Scandinavian countries, which include Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden. This eating style has gained momentum because nutrition researchers and chefs from this region have come together to discuss the increasing rates of obesity and chronic illnesses in their countries, which are linked to changing eating patterns.

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