The 11 Healthiest Foods for the Planet

Tread more lightly on the planet, and rack up a few nutrition bonus points while you do.

By Emily Main and Leah Zerbe


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Benefit for Your Body: Hemp is another plant that, like quinoa, supplies the body with all nine essential amino acids. The fatty acids in hemp seeds and hemp milk also boost the immune system.

Planetary Perk: Hemp is a highly sustainable crop that is inherently “organic.” It doesn’t seem to be very attractive to pests and it’s commonly grown without pesticides, even on big industrial farms. Growing more hemp could wean people off of wood pulp, since the fibers could easily take its place in paper and composite wood furniture.

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