While most of us start out planning a meal by thinking what it is that is best going to suit your taste buds, there are others, who will first consider health. That is indeed the way to go, however, what is also important, is thinking about how our choices impact the environment around us.
The agricultural industry, for those who do not know is responsible for being the biggest contributor for greenhouse emissions. Livestock production, which include feeding and transporting is responsible for an even bigger contribution. This combined is more than the emissions of cars, trucks, planes and boats, combined.
The amount of water consumed to produce just 1 kg of beer is 15,415 litres. Do you know how much water is needed to produce and average sized piece of steak – well, the answer is equivalent the amount of water used for 105 showers.
So, does that mean you should keep all animal products at bay? Well, not really. What would help however, is limiting the amount of animal products you consume and which ones you consume. If you are a beef eater, how about changing your preference to chicken or fish? This will help you get your supply of animal protein and you will also be doing your bit for the environment.
Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath, so that you can learn about a few natural ways to stay healthy. This will help you do your bit for the environment and stay healthy too.