To live peacefully, it all comes down to choosing good healthy food that is sustainable for nature also.
According to the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, a global shift toward more plant-based foods, including legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. And taking less animal-based foods, especially red meat and processed meat, can help feed the world's rising population a nutritious and sustainable diet. One can also limit refined grains and added sugars to contribute to this cause.
Top 10 tips to help you eat more sustainably
It goes hand-in-hand with eating locally. Eat salads, fruit, and tomatoes in the summer. Even eggs and milk are more abundant during certain times of the year. Unless you're a crop producer, the best way to support sustainable farming is to eat sustainably. Nature does it part of letting us live peacefully; it's our part now to let nature live peacefully.
Even though we have progressed so much as for our times, what is something we still are lacking?
The thing is that we have separated us from the origin of food sources. It may be the hardest part of changing the way you eat. The simple truth is sustainable food does not outsource its preparation. Let's bewilder our brains with ten easy tips we can play to ensure sustainable eating.
1. LEARN TO COOK:
Without basic cooking knowledge, we cannot proceed further. Learning to cook your cherished foods using local ingredients can make all the difference. Take out the time and start cooking your favourite.
2. CHOOSE NUTRITIOUS FOODS:
These are more sustainable because they use resources, water, farm inputs, and soil wisely to produce foods that contribute to good health. These foods include whole vegetables, grains, fruit, nuts, and pulses. However, using these precious naturally given resources to produce foods with poor nutritional quality is not sustainable because you squander resources that could have been used to produce foods that nourish the body.
3. KNOW THE COST OF CHEAP FOOD:
The cost to your health, the environment, and the soil are there. I rambled about the cost of a nourishing diet, not once but twice
4. TAKE ORGANIC FOODS:
Organic food regulations highly limit the synthetic pesticides that can be used in crop production, like the use of cover crops, composting' and manures.
5. PRIORITISE YOUR PLANTS:
Suggests filling half your plate with different types of vegetables and fruits as part of a healthy diet and planning our meals around benefits our planet. Getting to a more plant-based way of eating will help reduce fresh, pure water withdrawals
6. MINIMISE MEAT:
The Healthy Eating Plate suggests reducing red meat, and now there's some other reason to treat it highly as a condiment than a main dish. Non-Vega production is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas like CO, CO2, O3, etc.., emissions beef production especially and the environmental burden deepens, as raising and transporting livestock also requires more food, water, land, and energy than plants. To eat for our health and that of the planet, we should consider picking non-meat proteins such as nuts and legumes.
7. EAT MINDFULLY:
One of the straightforward things you can do to eat more sustainably is to practice mindful eating. Focusing on what you're eating allows you to reflect on where your food came from and how it nourishes your body. We may alter our food consumption and reduce food waste and become encouraged to seek out more sustainable food sources.
8. TRIM FOOD WASTE:
Unfortunately, we use vast resources, soil, water, fossil fuels, and crop inputs to produce food that is never eaten. Food waste primarily occurs at the consumer levels, where people can make a difference.
9. REDUCE MEAT CONSUMPTION:
Research consistently shows that domestic and wild animal foods have a much larger carbon and water footprint than plant foods. In today's modern farming, we grow plants to feed to domestic animals, wild animals, which are not good converters of plants into food. We could cut out the middleman and eat those plants directly.
10. GROW SOME OF THE VEGETABLES:
One of the most sustainable actions you could ever take is to start a nursery (garden), even starting with one pot on your patio. No food packages, no food items, no fossil fuels, the joy of spending time in the soil (mud) with living breathing plants under the glorious sun.
Changing small things in our regular lifestyle can help us remain active for longer years and also let nature glow beautifully to its prime. Sustainable eating plays an important part in people's life arcs. It has been proven to increase health along with flourishing happiness around significantly.
How have you been eating these days? COVID had affected millions and changed their eating lifestyle as we remain at our homes. Did it prove something special for you? Feel free to give your comments/ suggestions and ask your queries out.
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