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07 Jul What to eat if you live in the north

The Scandinavian diet focuses on the use of whole grains, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as fish. The addition of olive oil can make the diet more flavorful and useful if you replace traditional rapeseed or sunflower oil with it.

The Scandinavian Diet was created by a group of chefs focused on health and sustainable development in 2004, with an eye to the consumption of locally produced whole foods, thereby supporting the health of the body and the environment. This type of diet emphasizes hearty and dense whole grains, legumes, seasonal, organic vegetables and fruits, fish from the oceans and lakes, moderate amounts of high-quality meat, low-fat dairy products and eggs. Berries, omega-3 fatty fish, lentils, cabbage and other high-fiber foods, as well as cereals such as oats, rye and barley, are widely represented in the Scandinavian diet. In Scandinavia, the average life expectancy is more than 80 years — it is one of the healthiest regions in the world. However, they use rapeseed oil for cooking by default. It is proved that replacing it with olive oil in its pure form or for cooking hot dishes, the health benefits will be greater. What prevents us from following their example and eating like in Scandinavia, because the climate in the European part of Russia is exactly the same.

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