You Are What You Eat

 

 

If you aren’t reading labels and paying attention to ingredients on the food you purchase and intend to eat, you need to start.

NOW.

Last week I shared with you some commonly misunderstood gardening terms. This week I feel led to share the importance of making healthy choices at the grocery store.

Considering the epidemic health crisis that is blanketing our nation, it is vitally important that we take immediate steps to improve our eating habits. Because what we eat directly affects our health and wellbeing.

Did you know that according to Harvard Men’s Health Watch,

Estimates suggest that less than 30% of a person's lifetime risk of getting cancer results from uncontrollable factors. The rest you have the power to change, including your diet. Your dietary habits can promote cancer or protect against it.

And, High anti-oxidant foods are important for cancer prevention…choose different colored fruits and vegetables (oranges, beets, tomatoes, etc.) to get the...

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Inspiration to Get You GROWING

 

The following vegetables, herbs and fruit are some of the most nutrient-dense and healthiest foods you can eat. And guess what? They’re easy to grow!

Power Greens

Dark, leafy greens KALE, SPINACH, and SWISS CHARD are some of the most nutritious foods that you can feed your family. These dark, leafy green vegetables contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, folate and iron are also found in LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES. These vegetables even contain protein!

The cancer-preventative and anti-inflammatory benefits of dark, leafy greens are noteworthy. Leafy greens are considered some of the most nutritious foods available.

And guess what, folks? Yup, you guessed it! They are super easy to grow in even a very small space! In my garden is a row of Dinosaur Kale (Nero di Toscana Cabbage) which has overwintered (not died back completely) for two years. So not only is this vegetable an...

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