Having a vegetable garden seems like a lot of work, especially when you don’t have much free time and there’s so many choices available in supermarkets and farmer’s markets. However, growing your own food can have a huge impact on your life. In fact, it can be the driving force behind making better choices about what you put on your food, and will also help you take an interest in the origins of your food. Certain foods, such as wheatgrass, are particularly simple to grow but are packed with nutrients. And even with our increasingly busy lives, growing our own sprouts is surprisingly easy with tools like the EasyGreen Sprouting Machine now available. This system allows you to grow sprouts just like an expert, regardless of how experienced you actually are. Here are the top benefits of planting your own foods.
It Keeps You Healthy
By harvesting your own fruit and vegetables, you will automatically ensure that your family eats more fruit and vegetables and less processed foods. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a very important aspect of staying healthy; consuming them directly from your garden will ensure that their vitamin and nutrient content is at the highest levels. Furthermore, studies showed that children which consumed homegrown fruit and vegetables were much more likely to eat five servings a day than children who never ate homegrown fruit and vegetables.
Certain specific foods, such as sprouts, also have the power to stop harmful bacteria, reduce cancer risk, rebuild low blood-count, lower levels of cholesterol and also give your body the energy boost it needs without the negative effects of coffee and energy drinks.
It Helps You Save Money
Fresh fruits and vegetables from your backyard will help you keep your grocery bill under control. Seeds are ridiculously inexpensive, averaging around a dollar for a packet.
We also tend to waste a lot of food, and therefore a lot of money. Americans actually throw away about $600 of food every single year! However, it’s much harder to throw away something that you patiently grew and tended to, as you will be much less likely to take it for granted. Growing your own fruits and vegetables takes a lot of effort and you’re not likely to want to waste that effort.
When you consider that you are not only saving money but also enjoying food that actually tastes better due to the fact that’s it’s extremely fresh, this really seems like a no brainer.
It Helps The Environment
Fruit and vegetables grown organically, without using dangerous chemicals such as pesticides or herbicides, will help in the reduction of water and air pollution. Furthermore, you will also be helping to reduce the use of fossil fuels due to the transport of fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world.
Not using dangerous chemicals and responsibly cultivating your food will also ensure you don’t worry about food safety, because you are sure that your food is safe and healthy.
With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why growing your own fruit and vegetables at home is a great choice for you and your family.
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