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UNDERSUN MEAL SHAKE: A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Undersun Fitness

- 13 September

Almonds are a superfood for the body and the planet.

The Undersun Meal Shake isn’t just a delicious way to help fuel a sustainable nutrition plan. It also promotes sustainability for the environment.

Why does this matter? Because food and the environment go hand and hand. Consider these stats recently published by the environmental website Our World in Data (run by the non-profit Global Change Data Lab):

Our World in Data goes on to say: “Food, therefore, lies at the heart of trying to tackle climate change, reducing water stress, pollution, restoring lands back to forests or grasslands, and protecting the world’s wildlife.”

Undersun’s Commitment to Reducing Climate Change

From start to finish on the Meal Shake, we sought out an Earth-friendly approach, from responsible sourcing of ingredients and packaging to supporting non-profit environmental groups like 1% For The Planet that are leading the way to a healthier future for all.

 At the core of this mission is the Undersun Meal Shake’s featured superfood: California almonds.

By now, we all know almonds as a naturally great-tasting source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

What you may not realize is just how eco-friendly almonds are as compared to other common protein sources like beef, egg, soy, and pea.

Small Carbon Footprint

Food accounts for over a quarter (26%) of global greenhouse gas emissions. Because almonds come from trees, they’re nearly a carbon neutral food. They produce 254 times less greenhouse gas emissions than dairy, 53 times less than egg, 25 times less than soy, and roughly 6 times less than pea, based on CO2 emissions per 100g of protein.

Responsible Land Use

Nearly half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture, which underscores the need to focus on food sources that are more land efficient. Almonds require almost 266 times less total land use than cattle (dairy and beef combined), almost 7 times less than poultry, and 3 times less than pea to produce the equivalent amount of food energy (calories).

Water Conservation

Despite popular belief, almonds require a fraction of the water compared to other food sources, based on the amount of energy they provide. To further improve water conservation, California almond growers have reduced water usage by over 30% through the use of drip irrigation and are looking to reduce that by an additional 20% by 2025.

With every great-tasting sip of the Undersun Meal Shake, you can feel good knowing that you’re doing wonders for your health, energy levels, muscle recovery, and the environment. All thanks to the incredible, sustainable almond!

References

Bar-On, Y. M., Phillips, R., & Milo, R. (2018). The biomass distribution on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(25), 6506-6511.

FAO. (2011). The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture (SOLAW) – Managing systems at risk. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome and Earthscan, London.

Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2020) – “Environmental impacts of food production”. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: https://ourworldindata.org/environmental-impacts-of-food [Online Resource]

Poore, J., & Nemecek, T. (2018). Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers. Science, 360(6392), 987-992.

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