Climatarian Weight loss program shaking up the meals business

According to the International Food Information Council Foundation, six in ten consumers say it’s important that the food they buy and consume is produced in a sustainable way. Now a new diet based on eating foods with a low carbon footprint is on the rise. It is known as the climatic diet and it mixes up the food industry.

By 2050, 30 to 50% of the species on earth will become extinct due to climate change.

Leslie Poole, a professor at Rollins College, says, “But I think we can take steps now to mitigate and reduce the impact this will have.”

One step is to watch what you are eating. A new food trend known as the climatic diet, or eating foods based on their carbon footprint, is on the rise.

Restaurants like Just Salad have added climatic options to their menus. Panera Bread and Chipotle also added labels so customers can see the carbon footprint of menu items.

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So how can you follow a climatic diet? First cut out the beef.

“Beef production uses a lot of energy and water,” explains Poole.

To make only a quarter pounder, you will need 150 gallons of water.

Also, avoid almonds, pistachios, and avocados as they all require lots of water to grow.

Stick to seasonal fruits and vegetables and buy them locally. These small changes to your diet can make big leaps forward to a better, cleaner future.

A climatic diet is not only good for the environment, but also for your health. Cutting out red meat like beef can lower your risk of colon, breast, prostate, pancreatic, and stomach cancers.

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