Making Earth A Better Place For The Generations To Come!
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates
Things have changed a lot since Hippocrates uttered that beautiful sentence. Today, we do not even consider food to have healing properties. We have only one goal in our mind-we life to eat. We do not take the food we eat seriously. Of course, who in this busy world has time to think about the type of food we are putting into our mouths? Who cares even if our bodies protest? When we get sick, the first thing we do is throw in some more chemicals in the form of pills into our already ailing bodies.
But wait! Have we ever spared a thought about how our actions are hurting planet earth? And that the resources provided by nature will soon reach their expiry date if we continue this way?
Here's what you can do to make the earth a better place for the generations to come
Stop feeding on animal products and embrace a plant-based diet: Plant-based foods consume fewer resources and provide more benefits. They are rich in phytochemicals that prevent heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes. They are low in saturated fat and cholesterol than animal foods. You are preventing animal cruelty by taking this small step. You are reducing the carbon emissions and greenhouse effects generated by animal products industries.
Stop buying animal products: These include leather, fur, ivory jewelry, and animal-based oils such as cod liver oil. Millions of animals are killed unnecessarily for the products which we wear. Animals are part of our ecosystem and play a major role in maintaining its balance.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle: Reduce or eliminate the use of a car and adopt public transport whenever required. The best way is to walk or cycle your way to work. You will not only reduce calories but also help in reducing the carbon emission responsible for global warming.
Go local, go natural: Nature has abundant resources to meet our needs some of which are found in our neighborhood. Eat local foods, build homes with natural products, and embrace lifestyles that align with nature.
Plant more trees: Deforestation has adverse effects; it leads to soil damage, water spills, and climate change. Many species of birds and animals have decreased in numbers and many are on the verge of extinction. Do we visualize a future with fewer trees and animals?
Educate your children: Teach your kids about embracing a healthy lifestyle and raise them as responsible citizens. They are future leaders so create and spread awareness about this amongst the young generation.
A healthy ecosystem consists of all the chemical elements and nutrients that circulate in a cycle while supporting billions of species. We humans, therefore, have a responsibility to conserve the environment and make the earth a better place for the generations to come.
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