Sustainable Living True/False Friday

True/False Friday: Sustainable Diets

April 27, 2018

Happy Belated Earth Day to all! This week’s quiz is all about sustainable diets…Check out how much you know/ have learned so far.

#1 I can eat meat AND still be sustainable

Some people disagree and believe going vegan is the only way. Instead a healthy balance of everything can be sustainable. The important thing is to buy sustainable meat from local trusted farmers OCCASIONALLY. This way it’s healthier, more ethical and good for small business.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#2 Sustainable diets lack in protein

Lentils, chickpeas, beans, spinach, artichokes, asparagus–you get it. Chickpeas have 19 grams of protein for every 100gr. So even if you’re lifting weights and eating sustainably, you won’t die of a protein deficiency.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#3 It’s enough to follow ‘meatless monday’

While it’s a step in the right direction.. No. It’s not enough. Sustainability is a lifestyle and eliminating just one element one time a week (meat in this case) won’t cut it.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#4 Eating sustainably is easy

At the beginning it is harder to adjust, but in the end a few changes can make a great difference.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#5 It takes more water to produce 1lb chicken than it does 1lb beef

It actually takes 518 gallons of water per pound to produce chicken whereas for every pound of beef 1,847 gallons is used.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#6 Eating sustainably means being Vegan

While eating sustainably means generally less meat, it does not mean we all have to become vegan.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#7 Food Security (access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) has declined dramatically

You Betcha! Unfortunately, food security globally is declining. Especially in developing countries where there isn’t access to food and clean water.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#8 Eating Vegan or Vegetarian is the most sustainable diet

Not necessarily, watch out for highly processed vegan and vegetarian foods! Your veggie burger might have more harmful ingredients than healthy ones. Check your labels!

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#9 Tofu is a sustainable non-meat option

While tofu isn’t meat. It isn’t sustainable. Soy production has a great impact on the environment: water use, land for crops etc. And if it’s not organic it is likely to be full of pesticides and herbicides.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#10 Eating imported foods is unsustainable

Eating avocados, bananas and quinoa in the dead of winter let’s say in Wisconsin isn’t much good. The environmental impact from shipping and transport of foods is very large. Reduce the amount of imported foods in your daily diet and wait for some of those good local veggies to come back into season.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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