Here’s The Happiest Diet In The World: The Scandinavian Diet

The Scandinavians are consistently at the top of the happiness charts... could it be something in their diet? If you've tried the Mediterranean Diet but have not heard of the Scandinavian Diet, here's everything you need to know

Sesame-Glazed Salmon Christmas Dinner

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Fish Feasts
For a country obsessed with the ocean, you’d think we’d be giving the Scandinavians a run for their money when it comes to seafood. However, these underwater wonders play a far more significant role in the Scandinavian diet.

The average Aussie, known for their healthy fish diets, only eats 25 kg of fish of year. Compare this, say, to the Norwegians who chow down on twice as much, at around 50 kg each year. In Iceland, that number jumps to a whopping 90 kg.

But, there’s no canned tuna here. Instead, the diet incorporates deep-sea fish such as salmon and mackerel. Known for their naturally high levels of omega-3 fats, this fishy protein is not only linked to a healthy heart but will increase satiety, meaning we feel fuller for longer and naturally eat less.

It’s no wonder Norway reports a mere five per cent of their population are obese compared to Australia’s eighteen.

Try some of our delicious fish recipes here.