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July 07, 2009

Green Your Health: Consider Your Diet

Dietary choices What’s good for our bodies is good for the planet – and what’s bad for the planet is bad for our bodies. This week we’re exploring the idea that caring for the earth must include caring for our own health.

Tip #2: Watch What You Eat

In addition to going organic, you can make other dietary changes to help your health and please the planet. Eating less meat, for example, is a huge way to heal the earth (18 percent of greenhouse gases come from industrialized livestock production), as is lessening overall caloric intake. The term “tread lightly” takes on new meaning now that there's research, written about here, here, and here, citing overeating and obesity as causes of global warming.

Tell us: How do your food choices help the environment?

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