The "Vikings" diet is very popular. A German nutritionist explains its benefits

Root vegetables such as red beets play an important role in the Nordic diet.


The Nordic diet, also known as the "Vikings" diet, is very popular today, and it is derived from the common diet in northern European countries, according to German nutritionist Caroline Groot, who explained that the Scandinavian diet includes whole grains, especially barley and oats.

She added that root vegetables such as red beets and carrots play an important role in it, along with berries, apples and pears, in addition to nuts, mushrooms and legumes.

In addition to plant foods, the Nordic diet includes fish rich in omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids such as mackerel, salmon, tuna and herring, in addition to low-fat dairy products.

Meat is rarely included on the menu;

You usually only eat it once a week.

The oils in the Nordic diet consist mostly of rapeseed, sunflower, and flaxseed.

The German nutritionist confirmed that the Nordic diet provides the body with vitamins, minerals, fiber and secondary plant materials, which helps to enjoy good health and prevent common modern diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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