Scientists suggest sustainable diet to save the planet and prevent premature deaths

An international group of 37 scientists has developed a diet that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet.

BBC reports that a group of 37 experts from farming to climate change to nutrition were brought together as part of the EAT-Lancet commission under the auspices of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.

The world population is expected to reach 10 billion around 2050 and will keep on climbing, meanwhile around 11 million people dying prematurely each year from diseases related to unhealthy diets such as heart attacks, strokes and some cancers.

First, the scientists suggested not eating meat every day and not exceed the amount of a burger a week or a large steak a month.

The researchers are recommending nuts and a good helping of legumes every day instead and also a major push on all fruit and vegetables, which should be make up half of every plate of food we eat.

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