I’m Jane, a dietician who has an experience of over 10 years in this field. As a dietician, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet enough. Anyone who consults me will always get the same opinion that they should try to consume fresh fruits and vegetables in their normal form rather than drinking their juice or as processed juices or boxes of frozen fruits and vegetables that are sold in the market.
The fruits and vegetables that we get from grocery stores are good but not as nutritious as you think. I’ve read in a lot of articles on how farmers inject their crops to accelerate the growth of fruits and vegetables. Initially, I started organic farming because of this reason but soon I started to notice a lot more benefits. Some of them are –
- The fruits and vegetables I grew in my backyard were higher in nutrients than the one sold in grocery stores.
- I also take the help of my kids who actively participate in growing fruits and vegetables. Since they were so involved, they voluntarily ate fruits and vegetables.
- It also helped me save the money I would have spent at the grocery store.
- As I can monitor my crops, I tried to use as few pesticides as possible, making the final product healthier.
- I was able to grow fruits and vegetables according to the season and the nutrients my kids were lacking in. I often prefer growing fruits and vegetables that are rich in phytochemicals, vitamin A, vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and folate.
Apart from the obvious benefits to diet and nutrition, gardening will also help you perform a lot of physical activities which will again be beneficial to your health.