How to eat sustainably?

How to eat sustainably?

Cooking at home, buying local and seasonal products… Several simple tips allow you to adopt a more virtuous lifestyle, both for your health and for the environment.

What does eating sustainably mean?

This is about adopting a (more) responsible lifestyle by making food choices that minimize the impact on the environment, supporting sustainable agricultural practices and promoting responsible use of resources. But to become a pro at sustainable eating, you still need to change your behavior!

Alexandra Murcier, dietician-nutritionist, helps us integrate these new habits at home:

  • The first piece of advice is to reduce your consumption of animal products by replacing them with plant-based products: this is really the most impactful lever.“, she explains. “We can then choose to consume more legumes and more oilseeds for our protein intake.
  • Ensuite, “you should try to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, which travel little and contain fewer pesticides.”warns the expert.
  • Consuming locally is also important – via AMAP (Association for the maintenance of peasant agriculture) For example“, notes the specialist.
  • Another big lever: “Reduce food waste, by informing that we can exceed the DLUO (Optimal Use By Date) and that this consumption beyond the dates indicated does not present a risk to health.”
  • You can also get started with Batch Cooking, using applications that offer anti-waste baskets, for example.“, assures the expert.
  • We can favor “fair trade products or use blue and white heart type labels for eggs which ensure better treatment of animals. she confides.
  • Regarding fish, you need to find out about the species that are overfished and avoid consuming them (tuna for example)“, reveals the specialist.
  • Finally, “we can favor foods that are packaged as little as possible to reduce waste (for example, we can go to bulk grocery stores using glass jars)“, she concludes.

NO to diets, YES to WW!

What are the preferred foods?

Seasonal fruits and vegetables, at the moment:

  • Garlic ;
  • Carrot;
  • Cabbage ;
  • Cauliflower;
  • Onion;
  • Some asparagus ;
  • Spinach ;
  • Parsnips;
  • Salsify;
  • Brussels sprouts ;
  • Spinach…

But also more dried vegetables and starchy foods:

  • Red beans;
  • Lentils;
  • White beans;
  • Coral lentils;
  • Split peas;
  • Of beans ;
  • Chickpeas.
My plate pollutes more than my car!

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