February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Chris Mohr's daughters were concerned about the future of the planet. Their solution? Go pescatarian.
Environmental concerns are just one reason why an increasing number of people in the US today are adopting a pescatarian diet--one in which the only animals consumed are fish and seafood. There are also ethical and animal welfare concerns, and health and nutrition issues.
Since Mohr is a registered dietitian, his article, "My Whole Family Went Pescatarian For Three Months, Here's What Happened." naturally gravitates toward the health and nutrition facets of a pescatarian regimen. "There’s the heart-health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel," Mohr writes. "There’s the lean, muscle-building protein of all fish."
Mohr points out that a pescatarian diet may or may not also include diary products and eggs, but should definitely feature a healthy variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, olives and whole grains. Mohr's article originally appeared in Men's Health, but can be found on yahoo!finance by clicking here.
Being a pescatarian puts you in the company of such notables as Miley Cyrus, Ted Danson, fitness guru Jillian Michaels, and boy band heartthrob Harry Styles.
As for Mohr's daughters' (ages 9 and 11) concerns for the well-being of the planet, adopting pescatarianism could be a viable strategy. A 2014 study published in Nature showed a pescatarian diet could reduce carbon emissions from food production by 45% compared to the typical omnivorous diet.
For those of you wondering "what happened" when Mohr's family went pescatarian for three months, you may be a bit disappointed by the reality behind the clickbait headline. The answer is...not much. Mohr and his family are still sticking to their pescatarian diet, and doing just fine. They're discovering new seafood recipes, forgoing meat, and--one assumes--feeling a little better about their family's carbon footprint. Other than that, life goes on.
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