Eat for the Environment

Are you ever concerned about what’s going on in the world? Are you worried about the climate change? Well, you should be. Do you take any steps and at least do your part on reducing your carbon foot print like taking your own bag to the grocery store and have reusable bottles? We need to care now! Otherwise or children and children children will not have a beautiful place to life on like we do now…

Would you like to know what you can do immediately to reduce your carbon foot print? And this is a huge one: Reduce your animal product consumption!

A plant-based diet not only has a significant positive impact on the environment but it also saves your life.

It takes 660 gallons of water to make a single burger. By comparison, the average person uses 17 gallons of water when they shower. One pound of beef uses 1,799 gallons of water, compared to one pound of soybeans which require 216 gallons of water. Livestock production also pollutes water with antibiotics and uses 75 percent of Earth’s agricultural land.

Eliminating red and processed meat from the diet can lead to a reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer. The same study showed that participants who consumed the least amount of red and processed meat also used 0.45 tons less of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Choose oat, soy, almond, or other plant-based alternatives to help cut back on land and water usage. An Oxford study showed that producing a glass of cow’s milk a day for a year requires 10 times the amount of land required to produce the same amount of oat milk. The same study found that all plant-based milk requires significantly less water to produce than cow’s milk, with oat milk using the least amount of water. 

Dairy has been linked to early death and increased risk of ovarian, lung, breast, and other cancers. Men who consume three servings of dairy a day have a 141 percent higher risk of death due to prostate cancer. 

A shift to a plant-based diet projected reductions in global mortality and greenhouse gases caused by food production by 10 percent and 70 percent, respectively, compared with a control scenario set in 2050. A global dietary shift would save an estimated 79 million human lives and avoid 5.1 million deaths per year. Estimates for a completely vegan diet project closer to 129 million lives saved and 8.1 million deaths avoided. These projections also saw trillions of dollars saved in health care costs by 2050.

Please share the benefits of a plant-based diet for human health and the health of the planet with your friends and family. I hope you enjoyed reading this weeks blog post and found it helpful.

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