When it comes to going green, you can do a lot more than reduce, reuse, recycle. You can go green and get healthy at the same time. You’ll probably lose weight, too. That’s because when you “go green” for health, you’re eating more plants like veggies, fruits, whole grains (ever had wheatberries?), beans and legumes (like lentils), and soy (tried tempeh?). You’re also eating less meat and animal products in general. Plants are naturally low in calories, sodium, and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. This is as close to a “magic bullet” you will get for healthy weight management. If you care about the environment, consider this: cutting back on meat can be the equivalent of trading in an SUV for a small car!
If all this sounds interesting, you have to listen now to my conversation with Kate Geagan, RD, and author of “Go Green, Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low Carbon Footprint Diet.”
Listen to the interview below!
We discuss low carbon eating and nutrition and the health impact. You’ll hear Kate’s perspective on choosing wild or farm raised fish. The answer may be surprising (I was)!
You can learn more about Kate at her website, KateGeagan.com, or follow her on Twitter @GreenEating.
March 30th, 2010