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: Also called “clarified” or “drawn” butter, ghee is the result of melting butter over a low temperature to boil away excess water and remove milk fats. Ghee made from the milk of pasture-raised cows contains concentrated levels of cancer-fighting and heart-protecting conjugated linoleic acids.

Planetary Perk: Manure management from cows raised on organic, pasture-based systems reduces manure methane emissions by 60 to 80 percent. Methane is more than 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

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