People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food. — Wendell Berry
Our diet consists solely of plants (legumes, fruits, grains, seeds, vegetables etc). The content of our meals depend on the season and our location. We look at the adaptation and adoption of local produce as an exercise in creativity. Most processed food will come thickly packaged, and so to limit our waste we tend to avoid them.
Below is a list of rules that we go by, when it comes to choosing what to eat:
- 1. Eat varied foods. Biodiversity in the diet means less monoculture in the fields.
- 2. Pay more. Spend more for foods grown or raised less intensively and with more care, eat less.
- 3. Eat mostly plants. Especially leafy greens. Cook, and if you can, plant a garden.
- 4. Avoid processed foods.
- 5. Eat local seasonal ingredients. It's cheaper, and better for the planet.
We eat a plant-based diet for health, ethical and environmental reasons.
Appropriately planned plant-based diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.