We have covered so many topics on sustainability but never spoken about food in this spectrum. So what is sustainable food? In agriculture, sustainability usually comes in the production stage of any plant or animal product where different practices are adapted that aim to preserve our natural resources while having minimal to no impact on the environment. The idea is to not compromise on the future generation’s ability to do the same. Coming to sustainable eating, which mainly entails choosing foods that are good for our bodies and the environment.
So what does one do to eat sustainably and be more conscious of what goes inside your body? Don’t worry, we got covered here. Read away to know what you can do to be a better consumer
- Eat more plant-based foods
Plant-based foods will always be a healthier option in comparison to animal-based options. They are nutritious, fibrous and come in a diverse range of varieties you can choose from like vegetables, nuts, beans, legumes and so much more.
- Eat different types of foods
We often tend to stick to a few types of dishes in our diets, dishes we are used to consuming with familiar flavours but this limits your nutrient supply. Always look at how you can diversify your diets by including different types of foods, meats and vegetables.
- Grow your own food
There is seriously nothing more empowering than growing your own food for consumption. It’s economical, resourceful and the most sustainable way for cooking.
- Minimise waste
Food waste is one of the most common problems we waste. Over 30% of the food products worldwide is wasted annually, which has serious repercussions on the environment. To minimise your waste you can freeze what you’re not using, cook efficiently and use up your leftovers.
- Eat seasonal
Instead of shopping based on your preferences, start looking at what’s available in the market. Alot of the fruits and vegetables are seasonal and by including them in your diets, you are not only supporting your local businesses but also being a conscious consumer.
- Consume seafood wisely
Overfishing and unethical fishing practices are causing havoc in the sea. What you can do to be part of the solution is to source your seafood from well managed sources who are mindful about how they are fishing.
- Ditch the plastic
We’ve said this over and over again but plastic is one of the biggest threats our planet faces. Opt for reusable cloth bags when you go shopping, choose loose fruits and vegetables wherever you can.
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