Western universities are pouring million in researching and formalizing ideal diet. If only they can get rid of supremacy ego, lot to learn from us.
Mark my words : Ideal diet is what we can find by following filters
- Locally grown
- Birth Prakriti
- Present Age based prakriti
First point is most important. Let there be minimum transport burden. This plays major role in current global food oriented pollution. Urge for exotic food. Destroy local agrarian societies, import from other parts of the world.
Now read one more waste of money kind of research. It is waste because we fail to accept time-tested proven conclusions from Ayurveda wisdom which is nothing but perfect science.
Study: Lower-carbon diets aren’t just good for the planet, they’re also healthier
A new Tulane University study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers— diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier.
The research, which is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the first to compare the climate impact and nutritional value of U.S. diets using real-world data about what Americans say they are eating.
“People whose diets had a lower carbon footprint were eating less red meat and dairy — which contribute to a larger share of greenhouse gas emissions and are high in saturated fat — and consuming more healthful foods like poultry, whole grains and plant-based proteins,” said lead author Diego Rose, professor of nutrition and food security at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
As food production is a major contributor to climate change, researchers from Tulane and the University of Michigan sought to learn more about the impacts of Americans’ daily dietary choices. They built an extensive database of the greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of foods and linked it to a large federal survey that asked people what they ate over a 24-hour period.
Researchers ranked diets by the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per 1,000 calories consumed and divided them into five equal groups. Then they rated the nutritional value of foods consumed in each diet using the U.S. Healthy Eating Index, a federal measure of diet quality, and compared the lowest to the highest-impact groups on this and other measures.
Americans in the lowest carbon footprint group ate a healthier diet, as measured by this index. However, these diets also contained more of some low-emission items that aren’t healthy, namely added sugars and refined grains. They also had lower amounts of important nutrients – such as iron, calcium, and vitamin D – likely because of the lower intakes of meat and dairy.
Overall, diets in the lowest impact group were healthier, but not on all measures. Rose says this is because diets are complex with many ingredients that each influence nutritional quality and environmental impacts. “This explains the nuanced relationship we observed between these outcomes,” he said.