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Superfoods That Aren't That Great For The Earth's Health

But there's plenty you can do to help.

The mass production of some of your favorite superfoods can pack a mean punch on the environment, but there are small choices you can make over the course of your day to minimize the damage.

For example, overproduction of quinoa, acai berries and almonds can lead to soil erosion, water depletion and land degradation. But buying foods grown locally or domestically can support local farmers and cut down on energy required to transport foods. 

On our fifth episode of “Sustainable Self,” a HuffPost Originals series about how your everyday choices can significantly affect the earth, we discuss the environment pitfalls of superfoods. By shaking up your menu, you can still eat healthily while lessening your negative impact on the planet.

Bon appétit!

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