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The Nordic diet is similar to the Mediterranean diet in its emphasis on fish, vegetables and whole grains, but differs in the types of healthy oils used in preparing foods.  The new diet was adapted from the Baltic Sea Diet Pyramid in 2004 to include more flavors and nutritional value.  The new version promotes more food from wild landscapes, less food additives, organic produce whenever possible, and more home-cooked meals.  Additionally, it places an emphasis on planning each meal around winter vegetables, such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.  Eggs and fish are more of an aside.


The Nordic diet is quite similar to the well-known Mediterranean diet.  Both include plenty of freshwater fish, root veggies, fruit, and whole grains, such as oats and barley, and limit the consumption of red meat, dairy, sugars, and processed foods.  The main difference is in the oily fats.  While the Mediterranean diet suggests olive oil, the Nordic diet opts for rapeseed oil, aka canola oil.


Lightbulb Moment: Pulses are demonstrating Ricochet behavior.  A Ricochet occurs when a trend jumps tracts or moves into a new territory suddenly.  First, they showed up in bowls, wraps, salads, and side dishes, then on to chips, bars, and cereal, next was beverages and as flours outright.  They are fabulous but their biggest detractor is their personality.  They are humble.  They can easily play the part of the leading lady but instead, assume the part of the best friend.