Never before have sustainability, environmental awareness and healthy eating have been such important elements of our society. Anyone who deals a little more intensely with these topics realize that it is often not so easy to link the wishes for sustainability with healthy nutrition. We have looked at which points in various regions of the world are responsible for particularly high life expectancy. Based on this, we have put together ten tips for you on how you can eat healthier.
1: vegetable food
No matter whether Asia, Central America or in some parts of Africa. Wherever people get particularly old, a strong focus on plant -based nutrition can be observed. This does not mean that the consumption of meat automatically results in negative consequences for health. As so often in life, it is important to find the right balance. If you want to eat as healthy as possible, you should obtain 80 to 90 percent of your food from vegetable products. This predominantly vegetarian food also complements excellently with sustainability and environmental protection. If you also make sure to obtain regional and seasonal products as possible, a huge step towards environmentally conscious and healthy nutrition is already taken.
2: fish in front of meat
Meat and sausage products are considered the largest CO2 producers in the field of food production. Fish, on the other hand, is associated with a significantly lower burden on the environment. However, you should make sure to choose the right fish. This should be untreated and pesticide -free. You can also make sure to purchase certified fish. For example, the MSC seal for wildfish shows that the fish does not come from large fishing fleets and is thus set a sign against overfishing. The Naturland seal, on the other hand, is characterized by products from organic fish breeding. The Bioland seal and the ASC certificate also characterize sustainable fish products.
3: whole grain products
4: Enjoy dairy products only in moderation
Milk and milk products are considered one of the most important sources of proteins. The high proportion as calcium and some essential amino acids also make milk an important part of healthy nutrition. However, the keeping of cows is particularly harmful to the environment. We therefore recommend reducing the consumption of dairy products to a minimum, but not necessarily to do without it. If you want to bend milk from your diet, you should choose the appropriate vegetable replacement products instead in order to cover your need for proteins and calcium.
5: Regionality scores!
On the way to a more sustainable diet, regionality is one of the most important keywords. In the past few years, the trend has been increasing more and more cheap products from all over the world. The burden on the environment by long transport routes is immense. We recommend that we do without products that have not been produced in the EU. Of course, products from the immediate vicinity must be particularly preferred. A good way to support regional companies is to visit farmers markets. You can buy fruit and vegetables from the region. This is usually also provided with particularly few pollutants and pesticides. If prices are too high, we have more good news for you. Since middlemen are eliminated, it is usually possible for farmers to offer many products at the same price (or even cheaper) than in large supermarkets.
In addition to regionality, seasonality should be emphasized. We are used to being able to acquire the complete variety of fruit and vegetables in every season. However, this freedom is at the expense of the environment. Products that do not have season must either be transported across the world or bred in glass houses. These glass houses bring high energy and water consumption. The balance is particularly negative when products are neither regionally nor seasonal. The popular strawberries from Spain are the example of this. Of course, it is pleasant to be able to buy fresh, sweet strawberries for Christmas. However, a lot of water is used for the strawberry industry in southern Spain that the reservoirs dry out and long -term damage to the entire Spanish agriculture and nature cannot be ruled out.
7: Organic products and ecological cultivation
Fruit and vegetables are usually treated with all sorts of pesticides and toxins to keep pests away and to appear optically as attractive as possible. However, these substances not only harm the environment by intervene in the balance of the ecosystem, but can also have an impact on your body. We therefore recommend using organic products from organic cultivation. It is best to recognize this by the corresponding seals of approval.
8: Drink sustainable
We can count ourselves lucky in Central Europe that we have very good drinking water in large quantities. Instead of buying water and limos in bottles, you can drink water from the line. If you still feel like a refreshing drink, we recommend that you buy products made of recycled material. Glass bottles or products made of 100 percent recycled PET are preferred here.
9: Food healthy by giving up
Every healthy diet is also associated with a certain waiver. This is most common in the area of small snacks and delicacies. A small piece of chocolate here, a gummy bear there and finally a delicious ice cream with cream. Of course, sweets and snacks are extremely satisfactory and can be true soul balm. However, they are as unhealthy and harmful to the body as for the environment. So if you occasionally do without the sweets in between, you do a big favor to yourself and our world.
10: Avoid food waste
Countless tons of food are thrown away in this country every day. In the private sector, poor planning is primarily responsible for the waste. If you think about which products you actually need in the coming days and you go shopping with a list, you can simply counteract this point. If you still get into the situation that you have bought too much food, we recommend that you process and freeze it. If this is not possible, many shops and clubs now offer the opportunity to absorb food in a distributor. The needy can come here at any time and receive food at any time at no cost, which would otherwise have ended up in the garbage can.
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