Monday, July 28, 2008

As if you needed another reason to go on a "funny diet"!

Eating Less Meat And Junk Food Could Cut Fossil Energy Fuel Use Almost In Half, says [screams?] the Science Daily here.
"The first, and very astute suggestion they put forward is that individuals eat less, especially considering that the average American consumes an estimated 3,747 calories a day, a staggering 1200-1500 calories over recommendations. Traditional American diets are high in animal products, and junk and processed foods in particular, which by their nature use more energy than that used to produce staple foods such as potatoes, rice, fruits and vegetables. By just reducing junk food intake and converting to diets lower in meat, the average American could have a massive impact on fuel consumption as well as improving his or her health."

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