Is Sweden officially moving in a more paleo direction, per this report?

Answered on December 06, 2013
Created December 05, 2013 at 2:24 AM


Sweden Shifts National Dietary Guidance On Eating - Steers Toward Low-Carb, Low-Glycemic Food Recommendations

DENVER, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweden has become the first western nation to recommend a lower-carbohydrate higher-fat, diet ??? in alignment with the Atkins??? approach to eating ??? as part of an effort to reduce the national prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and to improve markers of heart health. This bold move stems from a literature review of 16,000 studies on diet and obesity, published by Swedish government advisors at the Council on Health Technology Assessment. This published report was released by the Council in September and the Swedish government announcement followed shortly thereafter.[1]

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on December 05, 2013
at 02:26 AM

P.S. Yeah, it's from an Atkins-y site/biz, but the content is still sorta interesting....

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on December 06, 2013
at 10:41 PM

I don't know if it's officially paleo, per se, but I consider it a step in the right direction (Here in America we are all still falling for the low fat, complex carbohydrates lie)

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on December 05, 2013
at 09:18 AM

More and more doctors actually start treating clients with low carb diets. Still it's not a paleo diet since the recommendation is lean meat and low fat dairy and fat from olive oil, seeds etc. They dont talk organic or grasfed either and I really think that all pesticides and lack of nutrition in vegetables that hasnt grown in nutritious soil is just as important.

They also forget to mension that sweeteners like sucralose and aspartam should be avoided.

But definitely a step in the right direction.

When going up for his first election our prime minister was put on a low GI whole food diet by his stylist. He used to be overweight and in the cities people are quite aware of health issues.

In Sweden most of us are quite active as well. At least in my generation, but the kids growing up now is the computer game generation. It's good that they are starting to change the recommendations otherwise we'd be heading for where the US is today.



on December 05, 2013
at 08:17 AM

Excellent! I just wish that the UK government would issue equally sensible suggestions. And ban most pre-prepared food at the same time!

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on December 05, 2013
at 05:17 AM

I read this docs stuff all the time. Good info.

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on December 05, 2013
at 03:29 AM

High carb/low fat is not necessarily paleo.



on December 05, 2013
at 03:21 AM

no time to read about it, but hopefully they recommended that the fats be animal fats, or olive, coconut or palm oil. they must have stressed no hydrogenation and no seed oils.

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