The Reginivore Diet
Leveraging Sustainability to Improve Your Health
With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on how to improve our life’s experience here on the planet. Many of us are asking, “How can I live a healthier lifestyle”? In years past, our response has been to carry on with a new exercise routine or perhaps take up a new healthy hobby. This is good, well done… but there is more.
A trending diet aimed at simultaneously addressing the health of the planet and our bodies has emerged. The Regenivore Diet is a way of eating to support the health of the planet and our bodies. Following these tips will have your body feeling amazing and your heart will rejoice knowing your eating style is making a difference.
Follow these 3 easy tips to give the Regenivore Diet a go.
- EAT FOODS THAT REGERATE THE SOIL. Up your consumption of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Reduce your consumption of animal protein including dairy and eggs. Why? First, consider all of the acres being used to farm animals. The waste from those facilities are polluting and damaging the soil for miles around. Secondly, consider how many more acres of forests are being plowed down to grow crops to feed the animals. These are not organic gardens- they are large scale, biologically engineered grain production sites pumped with synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides that further exploit the soil. So ditch the meat for plant and rejoice in the fact you are contributing to the climate change solution. Your figure and your health will also rejoice!
2. BUY FROM LOCAL FARMERS WHO PRACTICE REGENERATIIVE AGRICULTURE . Next time you are visiting with growers at your local farmers market, ask the about their regenerative practices. Organic farms will, by definition, be adding nutrients to the soil by means of their organic farming techniques. Learning about their holistic practices will inspire you to continue subscribing to the concept of The Regenerative Diet. Meanwhile, you will be taking home produce with higher nutritional contents than conventionally grown produce.
3. MIND FOOD WASTE & COMPOST. Buying but not consuming food wastes electricity and water and supports the need for more transportation- all of which contributes to CO2 emissions. Be mindful to not over-buy at the store. If you do stumble upon a bag of produce past its peak, there is a solution. Start composting with your kitchen scraps and encourage your friends and local restaurants to do the same. Many people are afraid to start, but give it a try. It is easier and much less stinky than you fear!
Transforming eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste are three ways to begin your Regnerative Diet practice! The outcome will be a mostly plant based diet and a renewed thoughtfulness surrounding global sustainability. You will be feeling and looking gorgeous in the new year!
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