Brian Parr Submitted photo Since today is Earth Day, this is a good time to be mindful of the impact we have on our environment and what we can do to reduce that impact. The good news is there are ways we can “go green” that are good for our health and the health of our planet. You can go green by eating green – more vegetables and fruits. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and fiber and most are low in calories. At a minimum, you should eat five servings per day, but more is better, especially green leafy and brightly colored vegetables. Ideally, you should eat fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, but frozen is a good alternative. Eating locally grown food is good for you and the environment. Food production and delivery is second only to cars for fossil fuel use and is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Did you know that the food items that make up a typical meal travel 22,000 miles to get to your table? Food from local farms is associated with fewer “food miles” and a lower environmental footprint. Additionally, produce grown locally is picked at the peak of […]


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