What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)
The Nordic diet consists of foods traditionally sourced in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Similar to the Mediterranean, the Nordic has been linked to decreased risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Other research suggests that the Nordic diet may be beneficial for weight loss. Another similarity between the two is that they are both based on “seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced foods with an emphasis on plant-based eating,” explained Layne Lieberman, registered dietitian and author of “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets of the Super-Healthy.” Staples of the Nordic diet are based on the Baltic Sea diet pyramid, created by the Finnish Heart Association, the Finnish Diabetes Association and the University of Eastern Finland. They include berries
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