SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrJoshAxe?sub_confirmation=1

Have you heard of “food miles”? That’s the distance it takes for your food to travel from where it’s grown to a grocery store near you. Food miles are also a measure of how much gas, oil and other factors go into transporting food.

Thirty-seven percent of the energy used in our food system goes towards the production of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The 14 percent of the energy used to transport food from farm to store is equal to two-thirds of the total energy used to produce food. In all, 80 percent of the energy our food system uses goes to processing, packaging, transporting, storing and preparing food — and we’re paying for those costs, rather than for the necessary nutrition.

On average, fruits and vegetables travel 1,300–2,000 miles to get from farms to us. Chilean grapes travel 5,900 miles, and the cargo ships and refrigerated trucks used to ferry them emit 7,000 tons of pollution every year. A typical carrot travels 1,838 miles to get to your salad!

Why does this matter? The nutrient density of these fruits and vegetables begins to decline the instant that they are harvested.

Learn more about how eating seasonally is better for your health (and for the planet): http://bit.ly/2Z7jLsv
Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthily and live a healthy lifestyle.
Visit the blog: http://bit.ly/2T6NPBR
Like on Facebook → facebook.com/drjoshaxe/
Follow on Instagram → instagram.com/drjoshaxe/
Follow on Twitter → twitter.com/drjoshaxe/
Follow on Pinterest → pinterest.com/draxe/
Ask away → http://bit.ly/2DqymXS
This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Axe nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Translate »