Feast on delicious food, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health at the same time. Sounds too good to be true. An international team of researchers has worked out how to do it. We explain what it takes and provide some delicious recipes to go with it.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat delicious, healthy food and if there was enough for everyone without overburdening our planet? This is what a team of scientists from 16 countries has been investigating. They came up with a plan for how our planet can feed the 10 billion people on it in the long term. And in such a way that we humans and the environment stay just as healthy in the process. The result is called the Planetary Health Diet.
Healthy food for a healthy earth
The Planetary Health Diet is a great way to combine healthy eating with climate and environmental protection. Plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruit and pulses make up the main part, supplemented by moderate amounts of fish, meat and dairy products. Lots of crispy, fresh fruit and vegetables ensure bright colors, delicious flavors and important vitamins.
Indulgence, that ist good for you
What’s brilliant about this diet is that you’re not only doing the planet a favor, but also yourself. Eating in this environmentally friendly way gives you plenty of important nutrients and is healthy all round. Scientific calculations even suggest that millions of diet-related diseases can be prevented with this dietary approach.
It tastes delicious, too!
Okay, so there are plenty of benefits, but does it taste good? You bet! Our creative and climate-oriented chefs have wielded their wooden spoons in keeping with the ideas of the Planetary Health Diet and developed some irresistibly delicious recipes. With crisp, fresh regional ingredients, of course. Delicacies such as tasty lentil risotto with root vegetables fresh from the oven or baked kohlrabi with buckwheat, spinach and smoked tofu – why not have a go at cooking them at home?
Goals of the Planetary Health Diet
The Planetary Health Diet was developed by the EAT-Lancet Commission to provide a healthy and sustainable diet for 10 billion people within the limitations of the planet in the long term.
- More fruit and vegetables
- More whole grains, pulses & nuts
- Less meat & animal-based foods
- Less food waste
- More sustainable agriculture
More information on the Planetary Health Diet
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.