Diet is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Food systems are also major climate change contributors.
Luckily, these five choices can have a positive impact on both. >>
Nutritionists call for the same choices to benefit human health.
Eating local means you're getting fresher foods with fewer chemicals.
It also means your dinner traveled a shorter distance to reach you, releasing fewer emissions.
These foods are water-intensive. Many of them also contain palm oil — so they're linked to clear-cutting rainforests.
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Like meat, dairy products require land, crops, and emissions involved with raising animals.
Cutting dairy also means reducing saturated fat — which can contribute to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.