The Sustainable Food Pyramid shows the foods that harm our bodies also harm the earth; whereas the earth naturally produces things that nurture and heal our bodies.

Sustainable Food Pyramid

If we acknowledge that diets of the past are unsustainable for human health, studies have also brought to light the impact of high cholesterol, high hormone, high fat, high additive, and highly unsanitary diet has on the environment.

The sustainable food pyramid shown below, developed by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, generally indicates that the healthier the food group is for us the less impact that food group has on the environment. Put simply, what harms our bodies harms the earth; and the earth naturally produces things that nurture and heal our bodies.

The traditional food pyramid recommends a plant-based diet over one centred around meat. It is also recommended to consume protein in forms other than animal meat such as nuts, quinoa, beans, and even (free-range) eggs. The food pyramid guidelines fall short of suggesting abstinence from meat but they do recommend that meat should be minimised.

Sustainable Food Pyramid