In this nutrition bite, we’ll be detailing the plethora of benefits growing your own food can provide! 

Want to know something shocking? 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.

And that was calculated before the recent health crisis that took over the globe. 

We don’t eat well, we’re obese, we overuse antibiotics, we eat foods that are depleted of their nutrients and covered in poisons (that leach into the food, soil and our drinking water!).

Our immune systems are so messed up that some 50 million people have autoimmune issues, which essentially is your body’s natural immune system running on overdrive.

Then there’s that unseen killer: stress.

It’s an epidemic of dis-ease on every level, but it doesn’t have to be this way…

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Enter: Home Grown Food 

One of the ultimate ways to improve health lies in your backyard. How so? 

Growing your own food is good for…

The Planet

Though the official “Earth Day” has come and gone, our planet requires nurturing year round.  

Between deforestation, 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! There are 14,000 acres of perfectly usable rooftops in New York that could feed ALL of its 20 million residents. 

Your Mental Health 

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and you can bet that one of the top suggestions for improving it is spending time in nature. 

A meta analysis published by the Preventive Medicine Reports concluded: “The positive association with gardening was observed for a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms, stress, mood disturbance, and BMI, as well as increases in quality of life, sense of community, physical activity levels, and cognitive function.” [1] 

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Getting Sufficient Nutrients From Food

Transit time, nutrient-depleted soil, factory farming; these are all reasons the food you buy at the grocery store isn’t as nutritious as you think. Even foods labeled “organic”, “natural” or “free range” aren’t as high quality as we’ve been led to believe.

The only true way to know the caliber of what goes in your body is to grow it yourself. 

Physical Health And Longevity

Beyond the full body workout and stress reduction gardening provides, growing the right kinds of plants (and knowing how to use them) can help treat or minimize the risk of developing many ailments. 

Additionally, growing food yourself means you control the chemicals (or lack thereof) being put into your food, reducing triggers for inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and more. 

If you know how to use certain, easy-to-grow plants, you’ll also be able to treat many common conditions yourself!

Bonding With Family And Friends 

All ages benefit from the lessons in patience, collaboration, and nutrition that gardening provides. The sense of community that grows from creating your own food is profound. It’s the Happy Hour addition you never knew you needed!

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Your Wallet!

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 your own food 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.

Learn everything you need to know to start growing your own food at the Grow System Summit, May 21st-May 23rd.

During this free online event, sustainability expert Marjory Wildcraft will share her decades of knowledge, including teachings for vegans and non-vegans…

Like how to grow HALF your food in just your backyard (or rooftop)…Taking just one hour a day! 

Free yourself from reliance on the unstable food chains and ensure
food security for you and your family.

>>Click here to register for the Grow System Summit today

P.S. We should mention that Marjory is not a vegan. Not all of this information will apply BUT, rest assured, this summit has PLENTY of the vital information you need to have total control over your food (and health + wealth!). >>Grab your spot here

References:

[1] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335516301401

Visit veganrecipes.com for amazing vegan recipes, and don’t forget to sign up for VegHealth to get more beneficial vegan knowledge. 

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