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An eco-friendly diet

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Adopting an eco friendly diet will help you to be more healthy while having the least amount of carbon footprint on the world. Here’s how you choose an eco-friendly diet.

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  • Minimal packaging – Make a hunt for products with marginal packaging, like unwrapped produce or meat straight from the storecounter or butcher.Don’t purchase the bottle. Countless heaps of plastic are used to manufacture billions of plastic water bottles each year.Save money and reduce waste by drinking tap water from a reusable bottle or get a water filter.
    Go for a store which have practices that limit waste ( in order that energy isn’t wasted,negligible and/or useful packaging and a store-wideuse program).

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  • When you are buying produce, go local –  Consumption of domestically grown foods is possibly the best way to lower yourcarbon footprint when it involves what you eat. Eating domestically implies that food can be fresher and so taste better and perhaps retain a lot of nutrients than food shipped acrossthe world.

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  • Go organic – Certified organic foods are grown and processed using farming ways that recycle resources and promote biodiversity, while not the utilization of artificial pesticides, bioengineered genes or petroleum- or sewage-sludge-based fertilizers.

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  • Eat raw food more often – Chomp down on a raw carrot rather than boiling or sautéing it, and save energy that might otherwise be used to power cookery appliances.

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  • Preserve food – Teach yourself how to preserve food. If you like having a certain seasonal fruit all year round, then find out ways to preserve it instead of getting it from some other part of the country. It will save you a lot of money plus it will be very good for the environment.

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  • Grow it-You do not need to be a farmer to grow your own food. Start with easy to grow foods and then slowly move on to the more complex ones. You can grow your own organic food this way without the need to use any insecticides, pesticides and other harmful chemicals. If growing your own food is not something you would do then go for Community Support Agriculture or CSA wherein you do not get your hands dirty.

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  • Eat less of meat – Industrially farmed meat has the greatest impact of any food product on the enironment. Also try to lessen the intake quantity of meat in your diet and make it a less staple food.

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  • Eat local and purchase from your local sellers and go for organic livestock who must have access to the outdoors and are not supplemented with antibiotics or growth hormones.

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