Amazing for you
& the planet
Have you seen The Game Changers documentary on Netflix yet?
Or David Attenborough's latest documentary, A Life On Our Planet?
We'll get you started with some highlights.
Be a green bean
By eating plant-based food just twice per week, you can reduce your household's food-related carbon emissions by 11.5%*.
That’s 2% of your overall carbon emissions or…
- More than buying all of your food locally produced (so no bananas if you live in cooler climates!)
- More than using zero packaging on all of your food
- Walking instead of driving 5,000kms/ year in an average car
- Or turning off two big fridges for a whole year!
This is a great video comparing the carbon footprint of different foods.
Leaf your options open
There is mounting scientific evidence that a plant-based whole food diet can prevent or reverse the underlying causes of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and many other related health issues. Here are some useful references to help you get started:
Harvard Health (blog), What is a Plant-Based Diet and Why Should You Try It?
Science Daily (magazine), Plant-based diets can remedy chronic diseases
Mastering Diabetes (book), Cyrus Khambatta & Robby Barbaro
Plant Proof (podcast), Simon Hill
Rooting for you
A plant-based diet can improve your athletic performance, with greater stamina and quicker recovery.
Want to know how to eat plant-based food for performance? Start with Simnett Nutrition (YouTube).
Glad to meat you
The COVID pandemic has put a spotlight on the risks of irresponsible consumption of meat can have on our economy and our community well-being.
Not sure about plant-based meat? Here is some useful information to help you get started:
Sydney Morning Herald (news), Plant-based meats tick more health boxes than real meat, report finds (12th Aug 2020)
Or read the full report from Food Frontiers, an independent think tank on alternative proteins in Australia & New Zealand.