The University of Copenhagen has been researching a balanced diet that will both keep us healthy and at a normal weight, and their findings suggest that the traditional diet, lifestyle and foods produced in northern climates are not only extremely healthy but also environmentally friendly.
The Nordic diet is all about eating locally sourced seasonal ingredients combined in a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The traditional diet of Northern Europe, with its emphasis on good, homemade and often home grown, seasonal food consists of a wide variety of grains, berries, vegetables, fish, poultry and game.
And the Scandinavian active lifestyle is also a great way to keep the body in optimum health as northern Europeans tend to live an outdoor life, with walking and cycling their preferred means of transportation in cities and the countryside.
Most importantly, they still eat meals together, around a table, where the senses are nurtured and fulfilled by delicious food and friendly conversation.
In this beautiful illustrated lifestyle and cook book, Trina Hahnemann, provides a succinct guide to the Nordic Diet, its elements, ingredients and basic philosophy and how to use it to live a healthier life.