Eating Green: For You and the Environment
You’ve started to incorporate greens into your diet and you are feeling good. Why not take it a step further? Do good by going GREEN with your food. While we tend to focus on our own well being, it’s important to look at the big picture. Help the environment by going green with your diet.
Wendy Crump’s tips on eating green while remaining healthy.
Tips for Eating Green
1. Eat Less Meat
• Meat is the most resource intensive food on the plate. It takes
more energy, water and resources to produce a pound of meat,
than a pound of grain or produce (a pound of beef can require
12,000 gallons of water to produce compared to 60 gallons for a
pound of potatoes).
2. Eat More Wild Caught Fish
• Farmed fish can absorb PCB’S and dioxions, as the near shore waters they occupy are the first stop for run-off from land-based sources of pollution.
3. Buy Organic Produce
• Organic foods have dramatically fewer energy-consuming pesticides and fertilizers than standard produce.
4. Eat More Fresh and Less Processed Foods
• Not only is fresh better for you, eating whole foods is also
better for the environment. Any food that comes in a package
requires more energy to produce.
So the next time you think about going Green remember what we eat and
types of foods we consume impact our environment!