Join #Eatfortheplanet campaign!!! Are you worried about the environment and what is happening to the world we live in? I think it's important for everyone to understand the effects we have on the environment due to our lifestyle!
In the past 40 years, we’ve lost 52 percent of wildlife from the face of the planet; there is currently more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been in the past 800,000 years and our oceans are riddled with over 400 massive dead zones, completely devoid of life due to our pollution. While it may be difficult to fathom the fact that humankind has been responsible for this enormous amount of damage, it is the reality. But what is possibly even more challenging for people to understand is that something as simple as the food choices we make every day can be intrinsically tied to this destruction. Limiting our consumption of meat can help reduce this toxic risk.
Animal agriculture is also the leading driver of deforestation and habitat loss which has pushed countless endangered species on to the brink of extinction. As our population grows to nine billion by 2050, these percentages are set to grow exponentially, pushing our planet’s finite resources to their limit.If every person in the U.S. were to choose more plant-based foods, we could cut our carbon footprint in half, save around 200,000 gallons of water each redirect enough grain from the livestock system to feed roughly 2 billion people. We have the potential to make an enormous impact.
You don't have to give things up completely, but make an effort to introduce meatless days into your diet. Take the first step by trying any one of the following:
1. Try eating meatless one day a week
2. Make one meal a day all plant-based
3. Recreate your favorite foods without meat and dairy
It really is simple! Ok so where do you get protein from ? A lot of different sources have protein like broccoli, beans, tofu and lentils. It just means you need to be creative which is great for trying new things.