“Insects, Aquaculture and Mycoproteins Instead of Beef?”: Choosing Healthy and Sustainable Meals

  • Sirpa Sarlio
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


This chapter evaluates the health and sustainability aspects of different foods including meat and dairy, fish, vegetables, fruit and berries, stable carbohydrates, sugar, fats, and oils. It also discusses dietary patterns, the importance of food-based dietary guidelines on healthy and sustainable diets, and some novel approaches such as eating meat substitutes and insects. The main conclusion is that although there are no universally accepted methods of ranking individual foods, broad guidelines on healthy and sustainable diets are relatively easy to give and are briefly described.


Sustainable and healthy diets Dietary guidelines Greenhouse gas emissions Meat Dairy Fish Vegetables Insects Meat-substitutes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sirpa Sarlio
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  1. 1.University of Helsinki, Ministry of Social Affairs & HealthHelsinkiFinland

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