Lose weight, become healthy, and at the same time, help Mother Earth. This is the new diet that the internet is talking about – the Planetary Diet.
A team of scientists from EAT developed a new diet. The researchers believe that the new diet can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to Earth.
What's wrong with our diet today? The food people consume wreaks havoc on the planet that supports life.
The typical “western diet” consists of meat, processed food, and refined foods contribute to many chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, cancer, mood disorders, dementia, and high blood pressure. Also, the typical diet Americans and other people across the globe consume is a big contributor to the ongoing devastation of the planet.
In fact, about 30 percent of global greenhouse emissions come from the agricultural sector, and it uses 70 percent of fresh water.
The study, however, shows that shifting to the planetary diet can help reduce these emissions.
Published in the journal The Lancet, the study shows how important it is for people to shift right away and to modify how they grow and eat food. If this will not be done, especially considering the surging global population, many will suffer from malnutrition and preventable or chronic diseases. Also, the food supply can become scarce, leading to hunger and famine in some areas.
The concept of the planetary diet is to cut red meat, consume less sugar, and increase the intake of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
The diet is projected to prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet.
The scientists said in a statement:
“It is undeniable that we need to eat more fruit and vegetables, but we also need to have a much greater awareness about where our food comes from and the impact it has on the environment.
“The impact would also extend to agricultural revenues, with large drops in revenue in beef and sheep sectors and increases in revenue for fruit and vegetable sectors. While challenging, this could be supported by policies to support alternative and multi-functional land use.”
The Mountain From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Looks Ridiculous Holding Regular-Sized Mug
It looks like a teacup you get with your tea party play set!
There's a good reason why Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was chosen to portray The Mountain in Game of Thrones. At 6ft 9in and 400 pounds, he is roughly the size of a small hill. So it's no surprise that when Björnsson posted a photo of himself enjoying some hot chocolate, people initially thought he was holding a toy instead of a regular-sized mug.
Björnsson, who is also called Thor, shared the photo on his official Instagram account. It shows the Game of Thrones actor with his wife Kelsey Henson in the snowy outdoors and they are both holding mugs of hot choco. It's a sweet picture of the couple yet people couldn't help but comment about the size of Björnsson's mug.
We're not even sure if that mug's real.
25 Useful Inventions That We Need In Everyday Life
#1 is a must!
There are people all over the world who are inventing new products every day. Hundreds of new ideas for inventions are probably registered daily, and most of them can really help make our lives a lot easier.
The coolest thing about a lot of these inventions is that they combine all sorts of simple products we know and use every day into new convenient combinations. Here are 25 useful inventions that we need in everyday life.
1. A USB port in a bus.
Geologist Gets Revenge On Neighbors Who Blocked Her Car With A Huge Boulder
“[They] forgot I am a geologist.”
What would you do if there was a huge boulder blocking your car preventing you from getting to work? Most of us would probably call on a few friends to move the thing away. However, one geologist took matters into her own hands and got back at the drunk neighbors who tried to get her into trouble in the first place.
Melissa Scruggs is a volcanology Ph. D. candidate who has been dealing with rowdy neighbors in the past year. Although her neighbors were usually considerate, things got out of hand when they had a big party. A huge boulder that had been meant to keep the fence steady was inexplicably moved right in front of Scruggs' car. Unfortunately, this could prevent her from going to work that morning.
This could be the worst thing to wake up to, unless you're a geologist.