Planetary Health Diet: Feel Good About What You Eat
Ever felt conflicted about eating food raised on massive farms that require large amounts of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to grow?
Or maybe you’ve seen one of a growing number of documentaries about how some chicken and cattle are raised and treated to be served in a fast-food burger or ready to grill from the grocery store.
When you think about food, healthy eating to promote health and prevent disease probably comes to mind. But if you give some thought to where your food comes from and how it’s produced, you might wonder what impact those practices have on the environment.
If you want to be healthy and protect the environment, the Planetary Health Diet may be right for you.
What is it? The Planetary Health Diet was developed by the Eat-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health to find common ground for healthy food and sustainable agriculture practices. And it’s a healthy way to eat.
Here’s what the Planetary Health Diet includes:
- Lots of fruits and vegetables
- Protein-rich foods like lean meat, poultry, nuts, fish, seeds, legumes, and low-fat dairy
- Whole-grain breads, rice, and pastas
What if you ate this way most of the time? It’s a recipe to help you lose weight, reduce your risk for heart disease, and lower the risk for certain types of cancer.
And if human health and the health of the environment are both factors that influence agricultural practices, it’s possible to feed 10 billion people by 2050 using sustainable practices that are good for people and the earth, according to a report published by the Eat-Lancet Commission.
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