Three surprising ways your diet affects the environment
The human diet has an incredibly large impact on the natural world. Some facts are more obvious than others – like cooking at home is better for the environment than fast food, or not throwing out food helps reduce food waste. But here are three surprising facts about how your diet affects the environment.
1. Frozen fruits and vegetables are good for the environment
There has been a lot of controversy about frozen foods over the last few years, but the verdicts out – and frozen fruits and vegetables are IN. Fruit and veg is usually the first to go bad in your refrigerator, so frozen options are a great way to avoid food waste (which is a HUGE problem for the environment). They are also just as nutritious!
2. Coffee requires around ten times more water to produce than tea
Thinking of cutting back on that caffeine habit? Do it for your wallet and the environment! Some major environmental problems with coffee drinking include the clearing of land, the use of pesticides, and pollution. Switching to green tea will still give you that caffeine buzz you so crave whilst being better for your waist line!
3. How you boil water makes contributes to your environmental impact
Mmm craving that green tea now?! WELL – Filling your kettle completely to the brim not only wastes time but also contributes to your carbon footprint. Next time get your math on and measure out that cuppa before you boil. Happy drinking!