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Stay Fit This Fall With The Nordic Diet


This season we're taking a tip from the Vikings. Here's how the Nordic diet can help you eat healthy, even as the weather starts to get colder.

Feeding the Fjords

Feeding the Fjords

You've heard about the Mediterranean diet's health benefits, but what about its northern cousin? Introducing the Nordic diet, which was, until recently, one of Scandinavia's best kept secrets. Rich in oily fish and locally grown ingredients, this diet can help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health. Some research suggests it may also be able to help you prevent  dementia.

If you truly want to eat like a Viking, you might have to make a few tweaks to your current diet. This means a return to the basics, so make everything from scratch as much as you can. Try to eat meat no more than three times a week and reduce your dairy consumption. Don't forget to add whole grains and seasonal organic produce for a balanced meal.

What to Eat

What to Eat

Nordic cuisine embraces food that thrives in cooler climates. That means that berries, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts are on the menu! The rapeseed plant is also accustomed to the cold weather, which is why rapeseed oil is primarily used in Nordic cooking.

It's all about the Omega 3's, so make sure your kitchen is stocked with fish such as mackerel, salmon, and herring. Serve it with beetroot and potato salad, and you'll be eating like a Viking in no time!



Hungry for more Nordic specialties? Here are 12 Swedish foods you'll be dying to try.



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Dive into summer with this fresh, light and healthy mango salad!


  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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