Baltic Sea diet reduces obesity, Finnish researchers claim (5)
A new study conducted by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) indicates that eating food native to the regions around the Baltic Sea can combat obesity.
The Baltic Sea diet, characterized by the abundance of rye bread, root vegetables, berries and rapeseed oil, and the lack of red and processed meat, can be good for your figure, YLE News reported.
The study took seven years to complete and proved that participants who stuck to the Baltic Sea diet managed to diminish their body mass index or at least keep it level.
The Baltic Sea diet, modelled on the more popular Mediterranean diet, includes rye bread, non-fat dairy products, berries, apples, root vegetables, cabbages, peas and rapeseed oil, researcher Noora Kanerva told Yle, adding that, for the diet to work, people should revise their alcohol intake and stay clear of candy, sweets, and saturated fats.