What to know about eating like a Viking

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A plant-based diet that encourages eating like the Vikings did has made it for the first time onto the U.S. News and World Report’s annual diet rankings

The Nordic diet, focused on vegetables, whole grains, fatty fish and berries, is tied for third place in the best plant-based diets on U.S. News and World Report’s newly-released list of best diets for 2019.

The diet, named for the region that includes Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, is an example of a growing interest in diets followed by some of the healthiest people in the world, according to Angela Haupt, assistant managing editor of health at U.S. News and World Report.

“We are seeing an interest in people eating to mimic the eating patterns of people in spots of the world where people are particularly healthy,” she said. “People are looking at what we can learn from them.”

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