Sustainable Protein Consumption
Food Production emits 26% of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions. Making environmentally conscious decisions about which foods we eat and how often we eat them can go a long way towards reducing our carbon footprints.
Animal products are by far the biggest contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
High greenhouse gas emissions aren't the only problem associated with animal products, animal products are also extremely water intensive.
Perhaps worst of all is the land use required for farming of red meat in particular, this is a major cause of deforestation worldwide.
Choosing plant based substitutes as often as possible minimises the ecological impact of our food. Some easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of your food are:
- Cutting down red meat consumption, or eliminating it!
- Using a plant based protein instead of whey protein
- Switching to plant milk in you cereal
- Meat-less days
- Eating less processed and packaged foods
- Aiming for a target number of vegan meals a day or week
- Eat more fruit, veg, legumes & beans
Every time you chose a plant based option over an animal product you are doing something positive for the environment, you should feel good about that.