4 Green Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

GREEN LIVING


More and more people are interested in going green, buying natural products, and ultimately protecting the environment.

Choose Locally Grown or Organic Food

Fruits and vegetables are often shipped hundreds of miles or more from other states or countries before they reach your supermarket, which means they may have been picked weeks before you eat them. However, if you buy locally grown produce from a farmers’ market, for instance, the food is likely to be freshly picked. You’ll also have the chance to ask the farmer if the fruits and vegetables are organic, or if any pesticides or other chemicals that could pose a danger to the earth, or your health, were used on them.

Avoid processed junk food (eat real and natural food instead)

Processed junk food is incredibly unhealthy. These foods have been engineered to trigger your pleasure centers, so they trick your brain into overeating — even promoting food addiction in some people. They’re usually low in fiber, protein, and micronutrients but high in unhealthy ingredients like added sugar and refined grains. Thus, they provide mostly empty calories.

Eat fatty fish

Fish is a great source of high-quality protein and healthy fat. This is particularly true of fatty fish, such as salmon, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and various other nutrients. Studies show that people who eat the most fish have a lower risk of several conditions, including heart disease, dementia, and depression.

Drink red wine

 

Red wine has been part of social, religious, and cultural events for hundreds of years. Medieval monasteries believed that their monks lived longer partly because of their regular, moderate drinking of wine. In recent years, science has indicated that there could be truth in these claim.  According to a 2018 study, drinking red wine in moderation has positive links with:

cardiovascular disease
atherosclerosis
hypertension
certain types of cancer
type 2 diabetes
neurological disorders
metabolic syndrome


The Green Link

New UNEP report lights the way for financial institutions to shift to more sustainable circular economies


  • New UNEP report highlights the critical role of financial institutions in advancing the growth of circularity by investing in businesses that take a more sustainable approach to production and consumption
  • Transitioning to circular economies that use resources more efficiently while minimizing pollution, waste and carbon emissions could generate USD trillions in business opportunities while protecting the health of our ecosystems
  • The report identifies opportunities for financial institutions to boost circularity and explores transitions already underway in several sectors

Geneva, 13 October 2020 – Financiers can and must make the shift to circularity, ensuring the consumption and production patterns of the businesses they invest in make more efficient use of resources and minimize waste, pollution and carbon emissions, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

[Complete Report]


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