How to sustain sustainable eating at home

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sustainable eating

 Before your food arrived on your plate, how did it get there? It sprouted from tilled land, eaten by animals, processed by factories, transported by trucks, sold in retail, until it made its way to your kitchen — all of which contribute to the food industry that largely threatens our environment.

As the food industry leaves huge environmental footprints on land, water, and air, some experts claim that it has the largest single impact on the planet. This is why more are willing to explore creative and sustainable ways of eating.

However, there are gaps between aspiration, action, and continuation. Food is so central to our lifestyle that trying to maintain any modifications to it is notoriously difficult. We’re often barred by affordability, limited availability, socio-cultural environment and other factors. Even so, it’s not as overwhelming as you think. Here’s how you can sustain sustainable eating:

Eat more plants

Add more fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes to your diet, not only for your health, but also to help lessen the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture. It accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the world’s largest sources of pollution. It also causes great imbalances in biodiversity when habitats of other threatened species are transformed for livestock.

While it can be difficult to store highly perishable greens, the right technology, like in the UltimateTaste 300 refrigerator, can prolong their shelf life. Its TasteLockAuto feature releases excess moisture from the chiller to reduce condensation, keeping your greens fresh for up to seven days.

When it comes to flavour, EvenTemp lessens temperature fluctuations by cooling each individual shelf, preserving taste and texture so you can savour more of your salads and smoothies.

Explore different tastes

Did you know there are 30,000 edible plants in the world? Take some time in the kitchen to try new recipes or give old ones your own creative whirl to diversify your palate and your food source.

Certain ingredients leave more environmental damage than others. And with global diets becoming more homogenised, we’ve been accustomed to frequently eating meat which has the most carbon footprint among all food products.

Experiment on how you can pair your greens with less meat or low-impact meat like chicken, eggs and pork. Make them tastier with the EOB2100COX built-in oven’s that uses heated air to fry food for that crispy golden goodness made healthier without oil.

Easy on the food waste

To put things in perspective, food production emits so much greenhouse gases partly because it’s a basic necessity. But when this produces food that is never eaten, it’s even more pressing. The average household throws away around 11% of their consumable food in a year — making private households the biggest contributors to global food waste. But this is avoidable.

It starts with preparing food properly and making sure it’s finished down to the last morsel. But you don’t need to be a chef to perfect cooking.You just have to use the right tools to make it easy for you, like the EHI6450BA induction hob.

Intuitive touch controls also allow for more flexibility in heat control so you get the most precise temperature — from simmering to boiling — almost instantly.

While lifestyle modifications can be pushed by motivation or habits, the secret lies in the systems that you have to build so you can “trick” yourself into adopting change. These include the tools and technology — like Electrolux solutions — that make it simpler, more fun and more efficient for you to change not only yourself, but also the world.

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