Researchers evaluated 5,800 foods to determine the impact of the foods we consume on human lifespan. In the analyzes made, a portion of food, “how many minutes a person’s life is gained and lost” was calculated. The researchers segregated foods according to “nutritional risk factors and disease burdens,” and evaluated the effects of these foods on the life cycle.
Thousands of food considerations were divided into three clusters, green, yellow, and red, “according to their combined nutritional and environmental impacts”: Processed meat, sugary drinks and breakfast sandwiches in the red cluster. Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich saves 33 minutes, while a serving of hazelnuts can save 26 minutes.
Research has revealed that small changes can have a huge impact, both in terms of health and environmental impact.
Accordingly, if 10 percent of meat or processed meat is removed from daily calorie intake and instead fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and some healthy seafood are consumed, the carbon footprint in the diet can be reduced by one third, can add 48 minutes to human life was mentioned.
To do this, you can use “processed meat, beef, shrimp, lamb and greenhouse-grown vegetables”. “the most adverse health and environmental effects” recommended to reduce the consumption of food. As an alternative to these foods, fruit and vegetables grown in the field, In addition to legumes and nuts, it was also stated that the most nutritionally beneficial foods such as “sea products with low environmental impact” can be consumed.