When we decide to live a healthy life, we opt for daily gyms, drinking more water, eating less, and avoiding fried food, but often many of us tend to forget one small step towards healthy living. How many times have we heard “eat your fruits and vegetables” during our childhood? But do we eat enough of them?
Including fruits and vegetables in our diets is a great way of staying healthy. There are several scientific evidences shows that including fruits and vegetables in out diet, reduces the risk of many diseases like heart problems, strokes and certain types of cancers. It is said that making lifestyle changes like having a green diet and exercise can prevent 30% of breast cancers. So ladies, you have one more reason to eat your fruits and veggies. All you have to do is include as many veggies as possible into your diet. Well, this is the easiest way of doing it.
There is another interesting way of staying healthy and that is, growing your own veggies!No matter how much space you have, you can always find place for a few plants. Gardening is all about creating a small little space at home that makes you happy.
The current trend in gardening is to grow vegetables and herbs in balconies and on the windowsills. Not that following trends is a great reason to start or learn something new, but if it helps you in leading a healthy life, there is no harm in being a part of the crowd.
Gardening is good for you, both physically and mentally. It can ease stress and improve your mood. The happiness of seeing a seedling sprout from a tiny seed is incomparable; what else can be a better stress buster. Gardening as a physical activity has an added advantage, people are more likely to stick to it and do it often. To get started, you don’t need to spend money on pots and expensive plants, just pick an old container, sow some seeds from your kitchen and enjoy your first leaf.