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Nordic diet a heart-smart alternative


A Nordic diet is just as healthy as a Mediterranean one, a new study shows.The Nordic diet combines game meat, fish, berries, root vegetables, mushrooms, whole wheat bread and rapeseed oil. And the traditional diet seems to contribute to lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity, according to a study presented at the European cardiology congress in Barcelona, Swedish Radio reports.The study followed one group which was eating according to the Nordic diet and another group eating "average" Danish food.The Nordic group lost the most weight and lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease linked to high blood pressure and blood lipids.âOver the past decades weâve got used to eating a more Americanized diet. So weâre going back to our roots and see what great-tasting things we can produce in the Nordic countries.

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