In this nutrition bite, we’ll be detailing some of the benefits of growing your own food!
Want to know something wild? In 2019, the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) reported that national health care spending reached more than 3.8 trillion dollars, and is projected to be over 6 trillion dollars by 2028.
We don’t eat well, we’re obese, we overuse antibiotics, we eat foods devoid of nutrients and covered in poisons (that leach into the food, soil and our drinking water!).
If we learned anything in 2020, it was how important it is to prioritize our health. And growing your own food is one of the best ways to do just that. And that’s not all it’s good for.
You can learn everything you need to start your own edible garden in this f.ree, virtual summit!
Growing your own garden is beneficial for…
Between deforestation and fossil fuels required to create, transport and utilize synthetic fertilizers, commercial agriculture has become the most destructive force on the planet.
In the United States, there are 40 million acres of lawns that could instantly be turned into flourishing gardens filled with healthy, delicious, sustainable food.
Don’t have a yard? Use a balcony or a rooftop! Most cities have thousands of acres of perfectly usable rooftops just waiting to be turned into an edible garden.
Health And Longevity
Transit time, nutrient-depleted soil and factory farming are all reasons grocery commercially grown food is not as nutrient dense as you are led to believe. Even foods labelled “organic” and “natural” aren’t necessarily as high quality as you might think.
Growing food yourself means you control the chemicals (or lack thereof) being put into your food, reducing triggers for inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and more.
It also means you are getting far more nutrients from every bite than food you would buy in a store, which is particularly valuable when growing superfoods.
Additionally, tending to a garden can provide a full body workout and reductions in stress, depression, anxiety, anger and fatigue, all of which are major factors in health.
Remember the $3.8 trillion spent on national health care? From doctor visits to medications, supplements to pricey diets, we spend so much time and money chasing after health, rarely achieving and sustaining it.
Between increasing health through the reasons above, and reducing the need to purchase nutrient depleted, expensive grocery store food, growing an edible garden is the most budget friendly way to sustain health.
There’s never been a better time to start taking your health into your own hands.
You may not realize it, but your growing season is always NOW. There’s always something to grow, something to plan, something to plant…no matter where you live or what climate you live in.
Don’t make the mistake of putting your health and vitality on hold. Discover simple, actionable tips to begin your own superfood garden in the f.ree, online,
Superfood Garden Summit.