You Could Save The World With The ‘Planetary Health Diet’ – But What Can You Actually Eat?
You’ll have to cut down on meat and focus a whole lot more on vegetables.
20 January 2019
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A diet that can avoid premature death and safeguard the Earth at the same time sounds too good to be true – but that’s exactly what experts are saying is possible with the ‘planetary health diet’.
Scientists, who have drawn up the diet as part of an international commission, say we’ll have to hugely shift away from meat consumption to more vegetables, fruit and legumes, which could prevent 11 million premature deaths per year by 2050, while also reducing some of the worst effects of climate change.
It sounds great in theory, but what about when it comes to implementing it in day-to-day life? With such potentially wide-reaching and planet-saving results, you’ll need to make some specific changes to what you eat.
The diet involves halving an average person’s red meat and sugar consumption, and doubling the amount of nuts, legumes, fruit and veg being eaten. Here’s a day in the life of eating the ‘planetary health diet', to get you in the right mindset: