Why do you need to grow your own food? How many reasons can you think of?
Food in its rawest, freshest form is not only the tastiest way to enjoy it but also the most nutritional.
Most of the so-called “fresh” produce sold in grocery stores goes through a long process: harvest, shipping, and distribution. Once distributed, these produce can stay in storage or on the shelf for an extended period before being purchased, losing nutritional value.
It’s a great way to get exercise.
Gardening has proven to promote physical health. When done regularly, it can improve cardiac health and immune system response. It can also decrease heart rate and stress. Gardening as a regular exercise can relieve stress, anxiety, and depression while boosting energy.
It is an excellent source of Vitamin D.
Gardening is a great way to absorb vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is crucial to maintaining healthy bones and teeth and can protect against certain diseases.
You can save a lot of money by growing your own vegetables and fruits. By spending a few dollars on seeds, plants, and supplies, you’ll reap your harvest in no time.
It’s better for the Environment.
Long-distance transportation of produce relies heavily on fossil fuels. Growing your own food would help reduce the reliance on transportation using fossil fuels. By growing your own food, you can avoid or control the use of chemicals or pesticides that can harm the environment.
It tastes better.
When eaten fresh, vegetables and fruits can really taste much better. Growing your own food allows you to eat them at its freshest.
It’s a fun hobby.
When it’s fun, it is good for you: your mindset, your emotion, and your well-being as a whole.
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