WHITSTABLE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales eats an oyster as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looks on during their visit to the Whitstable Oyster Festival on July 29, 2013 in Whitstable, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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King Charles' Climatarian Diet, Explained
London is known as the best city in the world for vegan eating, and according to a 2022 study, nearly half of the UK population is actively considering reducing their intake of animal products. Many believe cutting back on animal products is better for themselves and the planet, including England’s newest monarch, King Charles III, who follows a climatarian diet.
According to nutritionist Signe Svanfeldt, a climatarian diet “encourages people to choose foods that have a reduced environmental impact and includes recipes that are plant- and meat-based.” King Charles reportedly follows the regimen by abstaining from meat two days per week and dairy one day per week.
Unlike other diets that cut out whole food groups, a climatarian diet cuts out products that impact the environment the worst, such as beef, lamb, and goat. Most climatarians also avoid certain plant-based foods that are bad for the environment, such as out-of-season produce and anything transported via air or packaged in excessive plastic.