The Okinawan-based Nordic diet® is high in nutrition and fiber, low in calories and provides good satiety for a prolonged time. The diet has been tested in several clinical studies on Scandinavian diabetes type-2 patients. Results were so positive that some patients could reduce or altogether stop their diabetes medication.
The Okinawan-based Nordic diet® promotes the use of a wide variety of ingredients. Its main characteristic is high nutritional value and fiber content which provides long-lasting satiety with a minimum amount of calories. It is based on whole intact grains – including oat, barley, rye, wheat and millet – plenty of vegetables in all colours, root fruits, beans and legumes, some fish and poultry, vegetable oils, fruits, berries, nuts and seeds. It is limited in sugar, salt, red meat, processed meats and fatty dairy products. The diet complies with the Nordic Nutritional Recommendations as well as many international official dietary recommendations.