Learn how to eat sustainably by understanding the carbon footprint of different food products, getting tips for how to replace meat in your diet and still get all the relevant nutrients. Learn about the benefits of eating seasonal and locally produced food, and what to look out for when choosing your food.From the author:“Unlocking a healthy and sustainable food future It’s widely agreed that our current food system is not sustainable. Developed by Marley Spoon, this course is aimed at exploring how simple it is to change our eating habits for our own health, for the sake of the environment and fundamentally, for a brighter future. In four micro-lessons, understand the carbon footprint of your food, get tips on how to replace meat whilst still getting all essential nutrients, and uncover the benefits of eating locally and seasonally.”
Sustainable Food Products
Where does your food come from?
There are few cases when eating locally grown food has HIGHER carbon footprint than eating imported food, like if you are in a country where the weather dictates that the food has to be grown in greenhouses.
How to replace meat...
Select plant-based complete sources of protein
Iron Vegans need 33mg of iron daily, as they are not eating any animal products
Eating citrus fruit together with plant-based iron sources helps the body to absorb the plant-based iron better
Why we should eat seasonal food
There are few exceptions though, e.g. sweet potatoes are best eaten quite a while after harvest
It was interesting to learn about the different foods' carbon footprint.