Sustainable Healthy Diets - When good for you is good for the planet too
Many individuals do not have access to safe, affordable, healthy diets needed to promote health and wellbeing. As a consequence, several forms of malnutrition are established. As an example in the developed countries is quite common referring malnutrition as an overweight/obese state. This condition is predominant among those who follow unhealthy diets.
Despite the health implication, the choices we made on the food table, have important
consequences on other factors as well. As an example, it is no longer a surprise the environmental impact that food evokes. The food system accounts for 20-33% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, it accounts for land conversion, deforestation and loss of biodiversity.
If we also consider that our population is expected to grow exponentially, then the current food system will be unsustainable.
What if we shift towards a sustainable diet?
Adopting healthy and sustainable diets has promising and major opportunities for the betterment of the food system and health outcomes. Mediterranean Diet and the New Nordic Diet are an example.
Here are few tips we encourage you to start following:
Choose unprocessed food over-processed and drink products such as sodas.
Include whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
Reduce meat and meat derivates consumption.
Minimize the use of plastics.
Reduce food loss and waste. Great strategies are:
make sure to bring the grocery food list when you go to the supermarket
Start following our blog and look forward to our upcoming recipe book 😊 Our recipe developer will bring you through an untapped world of tastiness.
Are you curious how much is your contribution to the GHG? Then make sure to calculate it: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/