Friday, 31 May 2013

The Nordic Diet

Move over Mediterranean Diet!  It looks like the Nordic diet is the next big thing (sadly I had to read the Daily Mail to get this story):
  • For years, the Mediterranean diet with plenty of olive oil and vegetables has been lauded as the key to health and longevity.

    But it seems that a Scandinavian nation's cuisine could actually be better for you.

    Scientists have found that eating a diet based on that served up traditionally in Denmark could significantly reduce your risk of heart disease.

    Nordic cuisine is usually made up of fresh berries, fish and game - foods that thrive in colder northern climates.
While it is saddening to hear of another 'new diet' fad, the fact is that this diet easily falls under the paleo template.  There is no 'best diet', and the diet best for you may well be somewhere between these two diets and may change based on age, gender, activity levels, health and seasonality.

As with all these 'super-diets', they share a commonality in that they involve real foods and are based on traditional nutritional practice. The key to health and longevity is probably to avoid or limit foods that have the same name globally or that you can't make or prepare in your kitchen.  Not hard is it?

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