Grow your own food using organic principles.
This will help you to avoid eating produce that has been covered with chemicals. Many of these chemicals have shown to be potentially harmful to the body and brain.
In a study of nearly 700 adults with or without brain tumors, French researchers found that agricultural workers with the highest level of exposure to pesticides were twice as likely to be diagnosed with brain cancer as those with no occupational pesticide exposure.
Pesticides are also damaging to the environment.
A lot of people think washing their produce before consumption is enough to eliminate risk. However, most Americans ingest a fair amount of pesticides each year. However, it is not the case that washing produce eliminates risk.
Another extremely compelling reason to think about growing your own, if you are able to do so, is the fact that gardening is so good for you. When you spend some time getting green-fingered, not only do you get ore vitamin D just from being outdoors but it is thought that the minerals in the soil may be good for gut health and the immune system, and that’s just scratching the surface.
If you take a look at the infographic below, you will see that gardening s a health and wellness wonder. It can boost mood, lower stress levels, and improve your cardiovascular health amongst other things, as you will see, so keep reading to see why growing your own really could be the health boost you’ve been looking for.
Infographic created by: Trim That Weed
When you can buy just about anything you want at the grocery store, why should you bother growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs? There are numerous health benefits to doing so, that’s why.
Have you ever grown your own food?
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Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy
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