The heart healthy Nordic diet
You've probably already read and heard about the virtues of the Mediterranean diet, and while this diet is still well regarded in the medical community, it's getting some competition.
The Nordic diet is gaining recognition as a wise way to eat as well. The foods that make up the Nordic diet were recently featured in the Journal of Internal Medicine for their heart healthy and anti-inflammatory properties.
What makes up a typical Nordic dinner plate?
The Nordic diet features fatty fish, berries, canola oil, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. To get the full benefit:
- Aim for 3 or more servings of fish (2 fatty fish and one lean) per week
- Use vegetable based oils when cooking
- Eat at least one piece of whole fruit daily
- In addition to your whole fruit, consume 1 cup of berries daily
- Choose whole grains
- Eat 1.5 cups of vegetables each day, and aim to incorporate a variety of root vegetables
Sounds like a delicious way to eat well, don't you think?