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Know what is the Nordic diet and what the WHO recommends to eat healthy

According to BBC World, the recommended Nordic diet has many things in common with the Mediterranean diet, but its main difference is that in the first, olive oil is replaced by rapeseed oil.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that both the Mediterranean and the Nordic diet can help reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular problems, which are usually linked to obesity.

But, what are both diets?

The Mediterranean diet is a mixture of physical exercise and the foods consumed in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet is based on the ingredients of agriculture from countries such as Spain and Italy and consists of the reduction of meats and carbohydrates, which are replaced by more vegetables and monounsaturated fats.

According to BBC World, the Nordic diet has many things in common with the Mediterranean, but it is based on foods from Northern Europe such as Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. This consists of eating more fish, but without olive oil, vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes and dairy products.

The main difference with the Mediterranean diet, according to WHO information, is that olive oil is replaced by rapeseed oil.

The recommendation of the WHO that is reviewed by the BBC, is to promote the consumption of cereals, fruits and vegetables for better health. In addition, he notes that several studies found improvement in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, although it has not been as studied as the Mediterranean diet.

Some recommendations from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries to improve your health and eat healthily:

  •        Eat fruits and vegetables every day
  •         Eat whole grain products
  •        Consume more seafood
  •         Eat meat of higher quality, but in small quantities
  •         Eat organic products
  •        Consume more dishes of homemade food

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