It’s planting time! Eating smart requires eating plenty of fresh, organic seasonal veggies. But wait! Most backyard gardens include such staples as corn, green beans, tomatoes and carrots. Sure these are healthy choices, but there are a few ingredients that you can grow that will give both your recipes and your health a boost. Next time you’re out looking for things to plant in your garden maybe give one of these 3 superfoods a try.
These little berries that many people already grow in their gardens are known as a superfood! They are packed full of fantastic antioxidants and nutrients that can boost your metabolism, lower your risk for heart disease, and prevent inflammatory diseases. This is also an ideal 4 season plant as they tend to thrive even in the hottest or coldest conditions.
This grain will have people taking a second look when they walk past your garden. It can be quiet eye catching and also a head turner. How often have you seen someone growing grain in their personal garden? But, they won’t be questioning for long when they learn the health benefits of this plant. The South American grain is full of fiber and protein, making it a great addition to any vegetarian or vegan diet and a great source of nutrients for those trying to cut out items like red meats.
This fruit has a long history in China as a form of medicine. Only recently has this small fruit been accepted in America and has worked its way into the horticultural market. It is packed full of vitamin A, C, and E; along with beta-carotene and lycopene. It has been known to improve memory, prevent cancer, and boost the immune system. Many in Chinese culture believe that the berry is responsible for higher life expectancy.
These are only 3 of the many superfoods out there that you can grow in your own garden. So, get planting and eat your way to a healthier you!