US federal panel, which should help the establishment of new guidelines for human consumption, suggesting that Americans eat less meat. Why? Because it is better for the planet. The vegan diet is good for health but also good for the planet!
Vegan diets versus meat diets
Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines was established in 1983. Therefore, for the first time, this year counted and environmental sustainability.
In this year the recommendation that a diet with fewer animal products not only healthier. Therefore, but also better for safeguarding the environment.
The meat industry, however, strikes back, claiming that the panel has no power or expertise to make such assessments.
Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health
However, the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health shall have recourse to this recommendation in the preparation of the final guide for 2015.
The report states on page 571 that the average American diet is harmful to the environment in terms of emissions of greenhouse gasses, but also inefficient in the use of water, land, and energy.
The alternative is a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seafood. Rich with beans, and nuts, with moderate consumption of dairy products and alcohol. But restricted intake of red and processed meats, sweets, soft drinks and refined grains.
Vegan diet and its benefits on health
In a review of scientific studies, Committee highlights those that have shown the following. That a vegan diet is the most beneficial to human health.
“Organic vegan diet has the least negative impact on ecosystems and resources,” the report said.
The meat should not be eaten in large quantities. Why? Because of the saturated fats that lead to cardiovascular disease.
On the other hand, the meat industry lobby groups claim that meat contains proteins that make people feel more satiated.
Although consumers rarely follow official recommendations, a representative of the Committee on Relations EM says. Says that they reflect the state programs, such as school feeding, medical recommendations for supplements for women, infants and children, as well as meals in the military.