Telling people to eat whatever they want is incredibly dangerous. A lot of foods we eat as part of our everyday diet are not entirely healthy all the time.
Dozens of countries have been recommending perfect and health-promoting diets for their citizens. Health experts are recommending the healthy diet to improve people’s health.
Now, a new study published by But Paul Behrens, a researcher at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said that healthy foods just not only keep you healthy but it can also lessen your impact on the environment.
Behrens analyzed that if people 37 different countries followed the dietary recommendations of their own governments then what will be the outcome. He says Greenhouse gas emissions, use of polluted waterways and use of land affecting environment with Growing, processing, and transporting food to households. Those recommendations would be good for our planet.
Behrens also said those shifts would make a real change such as Greenhouse gas emissions would decrease, less land would be required to feed people, and waterways would face less pollution from fertilizer.
“At least in high-income countries, a healthier diet leads to a healthier environment,” said Paul Behrens.
The recommendations suggest a diet which includes eating less meat, poultry, and eggs.
Poorer countries like India and Indonesia where consumption of meat, poultry, and eggs is extremely low, would see their environmental impact go up. Their government wants people to eat more of those recommended foods.