Eat Your Greens

vegetable_basket_2Going green is often associated with the type of car we drive and our dedication to recycling. What is often overlooked when measuring a personal carbon footprint is the food we eat. In many ways, the environmental impact of our meals is as great as our mode of transportation. A diet consisting of mostly animal product negatively impacts our soil, atmosphere, water, and fossil-fuel use. Raising cattle uses more energy than growing plants.

On the other hand, eating green is good for you. Choosing a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and lean meats positively impacts our waistline, our health, and our environment.

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