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„Planetary Health Diet“

The Planetary Health Diet concept describes an eating style that is both healthy and environmentally and socially responsible. Read more about it here.

With the “Planetary Health Diet”, experts from the EAT-Lancet Commission have designed a nutritional guideline that focuses equally on human health and the health of our planet. It means that we must drastically reduce the consumption of red meat and sugar. On the other hand, the proportion of vegetables in our diet must increase enormously. Fruits, nuts and legumes should also be consumed in greater quantities. Here is an excerpt from the “Planetary Health Diet” (guideline values for daily averages; values in brackets mean a range that allows flexible implementation of the Planetary Health Diet for each person):

  • Vegetables: 300 grams (200-600 grams)
  • Dairy products (whole milk or products made from this quantity): 250 grams (0-500 grams)
  • Whole grains (rice, wheat, corn or others): 232 grams
  • Fruit: 200 grams (100-300 grams)
  • Legumes: 75 grams (0-100 grams)
  • Nuts: 50 grams (0-75 grams)
  • Starchy vegetables (potatoes, cassava): 50 grams (0-100 grams)
  • Unsaturated fats: 40 grams (20-80 grams)
  • Sugar (all sweeteners): 31 grams (0-31 grams)
  • Poultry: 29 grams (0-58 grams)
  • Fish: 28 grams (0-100 grams)
  • Red meat (beef, lamb, pork): 14 grams (0-28 grams)
  • Eggs: 13 grams (0-25 grams)
  • Saturated fats: 11.8 grams (0-11.8 grams)

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