With today's economy, many families are reviving the tradition of a home vegetable garden. Not only is the back-to-garden movement saving money on grocery bills, but it's putting healthier food on the table. Here are a few more benefits from the Nutrition Data Blog:
Fresh vegetables are more nutritious. When they're harvested just moments before you serve them, you're getting the absolute maximum nutritional benefit.
You can grow organic a lot cheaper than you can buy it. Organic produce may feel like a luxury you can't afford. But you can grow your own organic produce using composted kitchen scraps as natural fertilizer.
Eating local saves energy and fossil fuels-and it doesn't get any more local than your own back yard. This translates into lower food costs and a lower carbon footprint for your household.
Gardening provides free exercise and stress relief. An hour in the garden will get your heart pumping and muscles toned. It also clears the mind and erases the day's stress.
Kids will eat what they grow. Kids love to garden and are much more willing to eat vegetables that they had a hand in bringing to the table.
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