Being green is popular today and many people are looking for ways to have less of an impact on the environment in their daily lives.
Well, eating a raw food diet is the original, and in my opinion, best way to be green!
When you live a raw food lifestyle, eating fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, you avoid the packaging associated with eating processed and cooked foods, especially when you use your own reusable shopping bags. Food packaging is one of the biggest sources of garbage. In the past when I ate a S.A.D. diet, and even a vegan diet, I would normally put out a full garbage can every week... and this is for a small household of only two.
Now, 5 years into a raw food diet, I often go 5-6 weeks before putting out the garbage and it is rarely more than just a bag or two, 1/5 full at most. Even the recycling bin is rarely full enough to put out any more than every 4-5 weeks if not longer. You just don't generate much waste living a natural, raw lifestyle!
And if you compost your food extras as I do, you're making rich soil for growing your own foods as well. Plus you enjoy another benefit, your traditional garbage is dry and odorless.
Imagine if just 10% of Americans shifted their diet to fresh, whole foods? How dramatically this would reduce waste and impact our environment?
Another reason for living on a raw food diet.
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Enjoy and peace.