Buy your food with little waste. More information on the subject (no waste) is coming In our next blog about how you can stop producing waste.
If you want to live with a more sustainable diet, it is very important that you cook your own food as much as possible. This is not only more sustainable, but usually also healthier.
If you eat in a restaurant, bar or fast food, you do not know where the food is produced, how the animal is being cared for and how much waste is produced in the process.
When we talk about a sustainable diet, we find it important to look at the working conditions of the people that produce the foods. We also recommend food that protects us against diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Good animal welfare, overall health improvement and protecting the planet against pollution should also be taken into consideration.
Another important point is that the sustainable way of eating must be accessible and affordable for everyone.
What makes a diet completely sustainable?
The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) defines sustainable diets as:
Sustainable diets are those with low environmental impacts that contribute to food and nutrition security, a healthy life for current and future generations. Sustainable diets are protective and respectful for biodiversity and ecosystems. culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy and with optimization of natural and human resources.
How can we all switch to a sustainable diet?
Most people are stuck with their weight and cannot even switch to a normal diet.
We believe that when you make the goal bigger than yourself, you can achieve more. As you lead a more sustainable diet and life, you will automatically lose weight.
Now I’m going to tell you the simple points to eat more sustainably:
1. Eat as much plant based food as possible.
2. Produce as little waste as possible.
3. Stop eating meat at least during the week.
4. Do not attempt to consume processed products.
5. Buy products with a fair trade or better life quality mark. (biological products)
6. Buy seasonal products from the local market or farm. Compared to regular supermarkets, products at local markets of farms are transported less (thus reducing CO2 emissions). This makes those products a lot more sustainable.
7. We motivate and encourage everyone to grow their own food.
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Make sure to keep an eye out for our next blog on how to cut down waste production.