The foods we eat also have a water footprint. Meat is the biggest water hog. It takes eight times more water to produce 500 calories of animal-based food than the same amount of plant-based food, says the International Water Management Institute. Processed foods like soda and chips are also water intensive. So eating less meat and more fresh food is not only healthy, but saves water too!

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