I’m assuming a “green diet” is likely a diet that has little impact on the environment – this does not necesscarily mean vegetarian or vegan exclusively, even though those two likely count as being green. Some examples of eating green would be to purchase locally grown produce, eat organically (no pesticides in environment), if you do eat meat, look for meat labelled “free range”. Also, look for environmentally friendly packaging, such as biodegradable bags.
Here are some tips to “green” your diet.
1. Buy local food.
2. Buy produce from farmers who don’t use pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
3. Choose foods with minimal packaging.
4. Buy from a farmer who uses sustainable farming practices if you consume dairy products.
5. Buy products that came from pastured or grass-fed animals if you eat meat and eggs.
6. If you can’t buy pastured meat, buy organic meat.
7. Eat seasonal produce, even in winter.
8. Eat less meat.
9. When you choose foods for environmental reasons, be vocal and visible about it.
See the first link below for more information. Additionally, you can calculate the impact of your diet using the second link.
These are basically the steps that I use when I try to plan my green meals.
Step 1: Eating Organically Produced Food Step 2 and 3: Eating Local, Seasonal Food
Step 4: Eating a Variety of Food
Step 5: Eating Low on the Food Chain Step 6: Eating Whole Foods with Adequate Fiber
Step 7: Avoiding Processed Food
Step 8: Reducing Packaging for Public Health and the Environment
A green diet consists of eating locally grown, unprocessed foods. By eating this way, you are supporting a healthier planet by not choosing foods that have tons of chemicals in them and are transported thousands of miles into a grocery store. You don’t necessarily need to be a vegetarian, but the meat you do eat should be organic and grown locally.
A green diet is a diet that supports the planet. A good rule of thumb is if it’s good for you, it’s probably good for the environment. There are a lot of ways to use your diet to support the environment. This could be a vegetarian/vegan diet that focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts: foods that don’t require a lot of processing and energy to create. It could also mean a locavore diet (eating locally grown food), or eating only, or mainly, organic foods. Also, eating raw or macribiotic diets are good for you and the environment.
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