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Nutrition: Carbon Footprint & Combatting Effects of Pollution




Did you know that foods have a carbon footprint ranking? Some of that factors that determine the ranking include: emissions produced by the process of farming or in a factory, during transportation, as well is at the store or in your home


Foods With High Carbon Footprint (2)

  • Soybean oil

  • Pork

  • Palm oil

  • Farmed Crustaceans

  • Coffee

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Dairy Herd Bovine Meat

  • Cheese

  • Lamb & Mutton

  • Beef Herd Bovine Meat


Foods With Low Carbon Footprint (2)

  • Soy milk

  • Peas

  • Bananas

  • Brassicas (broccoli, Brussel sprouts & cauliflower)

  • Onions and Leeks

  • Potatoes

  • Root veggies (carrots & turnips)

  • Apples

  • Citrus fruits

  • Nuts

Foods Good for Health & Combating The Effects Of Air Pollution (3, 4)

  • Turmeric

  • Spinach

  • Tomatoes

  • Broccoli

  • Flaxseed

  • Berries

  • Coffee (caution- high carbon footprint)

  • Leafy Green Vegetables

  • Whole Grains

  • Dairy Products


Check out this chart of food rankings (for carbon footprint) & comparisons of how many miles you would have to drive to produce that much CO2 here



REFERENCES:
1. "Food's Carbon Footprint". Greeneatz. https://www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html
2. Valdez, Meredith. "Top 10 Best & Worst Foods For the Environment". Shelf Engine. September 3, 2021. https://www.shelfengine.com/blog/best-worst-foods-for-environment/
3. Grover, Neha. "World Health Day 2022: Date, Theme, And Foods You Must Eat For Good". NDTV FOOD. April 5, 2022. https://food.ndtv.com/news/world-health-day-2022-date-theme-and-foods-you-must-eat-for-good-health-2863310
4. "Best and Worst Foods For Lung Health". WebMD. August 13, 2020. https://www.webmd.com/lung/ss/slideshow-foods-lung-health



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