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Environmentally, meat and dairy are the worst.
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Researchers found that in the European Union, the average person’s annual diet contributes the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as driving 2,738 miles in a car. Meat and dairy products are responsible for 75 percent of that pollution.
If you’re not ready to convert, eat vegetarian one day a week (these plant-based foods are great for longevity), make your meat and dairy portions smaller, or switch from red meat to chicken or fish, Sandström says.