Most of us understand the truth in the saying ‘You are what you eat.’ But the food you choose can also be healthy for the environment.
Take lentils for example. Lentils are an inexpensive source of plant-based protein, fibre and micronutrients such as folate and iron. Like other pulses, including chickpeas and beans, lentils naturally enrich soil with nitrogen, reducing the need for petroleum-based fertilizers. That’s a good thing because the manufacture of these fertilizers emits CO2 into the atmosphere.