More about the ‘Viking Diet’, Should we be on it?

Viking FoodYet another Scandinavian craze is set to be big in 2015. Not content on living Scandi, watching Scandi and dressing Scandi, we’re now set to eat Scandi, too. Multiple research studies have reportedly suggested that the Nordic countries enjoy the healthiest regional diet plan in the world.

Great, so this means we’ll be able to pop to Ikea for a meatballs meal every night, right?

Wrong (sadly).

The new diet (which is, actually, 11 years old,) was created by a collection of Danish chefs and nutritionists, who have concocted a 10-point-plan for eating Nordic.

    More fruit and vegetables every day
    More whole grain
    More food from the seas and lakes
    Higher-quality meat, but less of it
    More food from wild landscapes
    Organic produce whenever possible
    Avoid food additives
    More meals based on seasonal produce
    More home-cooked food
    Less waste

The diet is predominantly plant-based, with fish also making up a vital component, with meat eaten sparingly as long as its free range and organic. Other vital elements are canola oil, whole grains, fish cakes, lingonberries, moss and seaweed. You know, as long as they can be found in a wild landscape near you.

Does the nearest Sainsbury’s Local count as a ‘wild landscape’? We sure hope so…

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