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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area. His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM. His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

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Nov 7, 2019



Nutrition research at the University of Minnesota and Oxford University shows that a predominance of healthy foods in your diet has a very positive effect on your carbon footprint as well as on your weight, blood pressure, and lipid profile.


The researchers conclude that fruits, vegetable, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil drive both health and positive environmental impacts.  Fish, too, are healthy foods.   While they do have more negative environmental impact than plant-based foods, they are way healthier for both you and our world than red meat.


So shop the supermarket periphery and the fish counter for foods that help you live longer while leaving a healthier planet for our kids.


Michael A Clark, Marco Springmann, Jason Hill, David Tilman. Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019; 201906908 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1906908116


#Fruits #vegetables #nuts #fish #redmeat #carbonfootprint