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The New Nordic Diet
The New Nordic Diet is a new food culture which emphasizes gastronomy, health, and environment. This course presents the scientific background of the New Nordic Diet, the world’s largest research project into adult and child health and well-being, and will help you better understand the global challenges such as obesity and obesity-related diseases.
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The Components of the New Nordic Diet
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aliphatic, adj. aliphatic compounds are those in which the protein side chain contains only carbon or hydrogen atoms, aliphatic compounds can be saturated, like hexane, or unsaturated, like hexene  "A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic tail."
carboxylic acid, n. [kar-BOX-il-ik] carboxylic acids are a group of important organic chemicals, e.g. vinegar contains ethanoic acid, which is a carboxylic acid  "A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic tail."
fatty acid, n. a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic tail, which is either saturated or unsaturated, the most widely distributed fatty acid is oleic acid, which is abundant in some vegetable oils (e.g., olive, palm, peanut, and sunflower seed) and which makes up about 46 percent of human fat, mono-unsaturated fats are the good fats, e.g. olive oil and canola oil, fats to steer clear of are the saturated fats such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils  "Fatty acids that have double bonds come in two forms: trans and cis."
legume, n. a plant grown agriculturally, primarily for their food grain seed (e.g. beans or lentils) and for livestock forage and silage, well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, and peanuts  "Legumes are among the best protein sources in the plant kingdom."
oleic acid, n. [oh-LAY-ik] a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils  "Oleic acid is emitted by the decaying corpses of a number of insects, including bees and triggers the instincts of living workers to remove the dead bodies from the hive."
selenium, n. a chemical element with symbol Se and atomic number 34, discovered in 1817 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, dietary selenium comes from nuts, cereals, meat, mushrooms, fish, and eggs  "Fish and shellfish are a good source of vitamin D, iodine, and selenium."
silage, n. fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which can be fed to ruminants, or cud-chewing animals such as cattle and sheep  "Beans and lentils can often be used to make silage for livestock."