How to Eat Like a Viking

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How to Eat Like a Viking

These Nordic Diet foods could make you as strong as Norse god—and live just as long.

Whole Grains

Spelt, rye, oats and barley are some of the main grains grown in colder climates. Incorporating fiber-rich grains into any diet helps with digestion and packs in the protein. Studies have shown that rye can help fight cancer, in particular prostate and colon cancer. Rye breads are the core of the Nordic diet, according to Hahnemann. “We eat slices of rye bread for lunch or breakfast every day,” she says. “Nordic diets even use rye flakes in porridge, and whole grains are boiled and used in soup and eaten instead of rice for dinner and used in pizza and tart crust.”

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