The Scandinavian countries have long attracted us with their culture, natural beauty and unusual cuisine. That is the reason why we often adopt all the warmest, most comfortable, interesting, healthy and tasty things from nordic peoples. And Icelandic diet is not an exclusion from these rules.
The basis of nutrition for the inhabitants of the Scandinavian countries is the measurement of the size of food portions — they should be no more than your handful. Each meal should consist of four handfuls: proteins, carbohydrates, two handfuls of vegetables, and one full spoonful of fats. Compared to the Western diets we are used to, the Icelandic diet has less sugar and fat, and doubles the fiber, seafood and fish.
The fat content of dairy products should not exceed 3.5% fat and contain no more than 5 g of sugar per 100 g. If you are a chocolate lover, choose brut with 70% cocoa content, and muesli — less than 13 g of sugar per 100 g.
According to nutritionists, with such a meal plan, you can lose from 450 g to 1 kg per week. Given the average size of female and male palms, the daily calorie intake is approximately 1500 kcal and 2000 kcal, respectively.
Several scientific studies have confirmed that the Icelandic diet promotes weight loss and improves health in the short term. Moreover, this type of diet normalizes blood pressure, is a good prevention of cardiovascular diseases and control of blood cholesterol levels, as well as it fights inflammation in the body.
One more good news for all gourmets — it is not forbidden to season food with vegetable oils and butter, as well as drink a glass of your favorite red wine with a small portion of Bolognese.