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How eating a local diet can help Indonesians live healthier and more sustainable lives

Indonesians are consuming more and more processed foods, including sugary drinks, salty snacks, junk food, and unhealthy fats.

These changes take a toll on people’s health, as well as the environment.

There is growing evidence consumption of highly processed and preserved foods is linked with poorer health outcomes and higher risk of mortality. A 2019 study using national health data found consuming sugary drinks is associated with an increased risk of excess weight and obesity among children and adolescents.

A 2021 research has predicted the growing consumption of sugar and meat in Indonesia will impact the environment.

As food system and sustainability researchers, we recommend Indonesians look back at our local food biodiversity for a healthier and more sustainable way to eat.
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