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Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative founded on the deep knowledge our farmers have aquired over generations. We make farming thrive and work together to take responsibility from field to fork.
The Nordic diet is based on foods that are typical for the Nordic countries and are in line with Nordic dietary recommendations. A Nordic diet contains plenty of fruit, berries, green vegetables, root vegetables and wholegrain products made from oats, barley and rye.
Rapeseed oil is the principal source of fat, along with fish, lean meat and low fat dairy products that are also included in the dietary recommendations.
A Nordic diet should be low in salt, saturated fat and added sugar.
Compared with traditional Swedish food, a Nordic diet is slightly richer in proteins and carbohydrates and slightly lower in fat.
Research indicates that a Nordic diet can reduce cholesterol levels and with this, the risk of heart disease.
In spring 2008, a clinical study (NorDiet) was conducted in which 88 people were given a specially developed menu to eat for 6 weeks.
The results of the study showed that the Nordic diet reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and also influences other markers that indicate a higher or lower risk of heart and vascular disease.