Healthier Diet Advice for a Greener Lifestyle Barry
Healthier Diet Advice for a Greener Lifestyle
#Healthier diet advice for fitness and energy - greener too!
Here's some healthier diet advice for the modern world!
The elements of a healthy diet are quite simple and even old fashioned. Same as they always were, in fact. Maintaining a healthy diet can be a small but significant contribution to a green, earth-friendly lifestyle too.
Healthier diet advice:
How can a healthy diet be part of a greener lifestyle?
A healthy diet tends to keep us fit and well so that we tend to need less treatment and support for our health. That, in turn saves resources and care for those who really need it.
Hospitals and clinics are energy-hungry places. If people understand and practise the elements of maintaining good health, less fuel is consumed and fewer carbon emissions are created.
A good diet is one of the fundamentals of good health. This is something which is becoming harder to achieve for many people in our time-pressured society.
Faulty diets and disease
In modern Britain, adult-onset diabetes is at an all-time high. This is a disease which is largely caused by faulty diet and lifestyle. It leads to immense pressure on the National Health Service, attendant health problems for sufferers and even lives cut short.
This is the kind of health crisis which our junk food/fast food culture can lead to. Many people are consuming far too much "food" laden with low-grade fats and sugars but little else by way of nutrients. Without a healthy amount of exercise, this kind of diet, over time, will lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancers and psychological disorders.
A healthy diet involves eating plenty of organic foods and conservation grade foods produced by sustainable agriculture and horticulture.
This is good for other species, too. Organic farming supports bio-diversity far better than conventional farming on the whole. .
A healthy diet can also be quite low in terms of food miles and low in terms of energy usage.
You can usually buy suitable foods, adapted to your climate, close to where you live, so that your diet is not contributing significantly to global warming and climate change.
Other foods you may choose to eat can be imported using relatively sustainable methods. A good diet which is also quite green does not have to be an exercise in self-denial. Many food producers are becoming organic and are keeping their carbon footprints fairly low by considering the best ways to export food efficiently.
Many organic food providers are also aware of the need for more bio-degradable packaging and less packaging over all. This also helps keep the carbon-footprint of some organic foods low.
I hope I have convinced you (if you needed convincing!) that a healthy diet is part of a green lifestyle!
See below for a simple outline of a healthy, no-fads approach to diet - one which will make you feel great, keep you slim (or help you get slim) and is consistent with green living ideals.