The Mediterranean diet – one of the leading eating plans for the past 20 years – is facing competition from the "Nordic diet", which, scientists are finding, could be significantly healthier. [. . .]
Trina Hahnemann, a Danish chef who recently published The Scandinavian Cookbook, added that in many parts of Scandinavia and Britain, traditional diets had been abandoned in favour of foods from Italy and Spain.
She said: "I think that people have lost their food culture and forgotten about how foods suited to northern climates can be healthy.
"In Britain you have a lot of kale, but almost no one realises that you can eat it raw like lettuce and it is very nutritious."
"Nordic diet" superior to Mediterranean
Telegraph.co.uk: "Olive oil, vegetables, citrus fruit and unrefined cereals from the Mediterranean may be replaced in slimmers' shopping baskets by Scandinavian rapeseed oil, elk and berries such as cowberries and cloudberries."