ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND COST
Eating with the environment, alone, in mind can get complicated- when looking at the science. All food production has some degree of negative environmental impact. Our eating habits are one of the leading causes of environmental degradation and global warming. As conscious consumers we have to decide what method of growing, type of food and where we get this food from is going to limit degradation as much as possible. However most of us then have to hand pick the healthy AND tasty options, which is often lucky as often these two beauties go hand in hand. Lastly, most of us also have to consider economic costs if we're eating on a budget. Phew.... If that all seems a lot to take in, here's the cliff notes version of the following article:
But if you are interested in knowing more about eating for your health, saving $ and eating environmentally, read on!
NUMBER ONE TIP:
EAT MOSTLY PLANTS, LOCAL, WITH THE SEASONS & FROM THE FARMER
There is a HUGE variety of science about sustainable eating. Science is the best place to start when thinking about what we consume.
So... I thoroughly recommend you head to Google Scholar and do some reading for yourself. It's easy to find yourself following the bandwagon of popular movies about veganism, but there is a HUGE array of scientific research into what we eat, for different health scenarios and different areas of the planet! Veganism doesn't work for everyone, and I don't advocate complete veganism and completely disassociate from the hate campaigns. Balance, again, is key.
If you're looking for a quick fix diet this is not for you... This is a sustainable lifestyle of eating good, healthy food but with a balance of treating yourself so often Check out my blog piece on why FAD diets are rubbish.