The Nordic diet and the Mediterranean diet

Benefits of Nordic diet

We have all heard of the Mediterranean diet and more here at Spain. According to scientific data this diet helps people living in the countries bordering the Mediterranean have lower levels of cardiovascular disease, obesity and some forms of cancer.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in large quantities of vegetables, nuts, bread and fish, which is why the Mediterranean diet is low in saturated fat, that normally comes from the meat. Due to its great health benefits, the Mediterranean diet has become popular around the world, including the United Kingdom and Scotland.

In fact, these northern countries have invested much time and energy investigating the benefits of this diet to their citizens. But the interesting thing is near his home also have excellent very healthy foods.

Nordic diet

Recent discoveries of scientists in Northern Europe suggest that food from the Scandinavian countries may be a very convenient alternative for those who do not live in warm climates.

For example, of the University of Agder, Norway, research has shown that native berries from the North of Europe, such as cranberries, blueberries, blackberries and Red contain both omega-3 fish per unit of energy and that these berries are rich in antioxidants, key to prevent diseases of the heart, it stroke and cancer.

Olive oil is key in the Mediterranean diet; therefore knows that rapeseed oil can be a good alternative since it contains omega-3 fatty acids and is a good source of vitamin E.

In addition, scientists have discovered that cabbage and other species of sprouts, such as Brussels sprouts, contain higher levels of antioxidants from plants and are a good source of vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting.

Nordic traditional diets are also high in fish consumption, such as the Mediterranean diet, with special preference for salmon, trout, cod and herring. Scientists also believe that game meat of animals such as Moose and reindeer, and birds such as grouse, there are many healthier than farm animals reared intensively.

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