In this modern world, where obesity and other diseases are on the rise, many people are changing their eating habits from traditional high-calorie meals to alternative healthy diet. But although some people want to cut back their calorie and carbohydrate intake, the problem is they don’t have the time to go to the supermarket and buy what they need. If that’s the case, then you may want to consider growing your own low-carb garden. Yes, that’s right! In fact, many Americans are already doing that today, especially now that spring is coming.
If you don’t have a garden or a yard but really want to grow your own vegetables, consider planting in pots or on your balcony. Many people are really getting discouraged to plant because of lack of space in their home, but keep in mind that you don’t need a lot of space to grow your own garden. There are many guides and tips available online and at any bookstores that can help you get started on how to plant on container gardens.
As for the types of crops to grow, there are many vegetables out there that you can plant to get started. Keep in mind to plant a variety of plants in order to get as much as nutrients you need. Whether your purpose for shifting to healthy diet is to lose weight or avoid getting diseases, it’s important to eat different vegetables every day. The greater the variety of plants you eat, the higher the chance of getting the nutrients that your body needs. So remember this: variety is the secret.
Some of the vegetables you may want to have in your garden are the following: tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peppers, peas, beans, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, onions, and garlic. Not only that these crops contain low calories and carbohydrates, but they are also loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals that are good for your health. In addition, you can use these crops to make wonderful and delicious recipes, including salads, soups, juices, breads, sandwiches, and main dishes. Check out low carb site and stores online for healthy recipes and ideas.
Of course, you would also want to involve your family in the planting to make the process much more enjoyable. Allow your kids to get dirty by digging the soil, get wet by planting the plants, and get unclean by planting the seeds. Gardening can be a great bonding time for families. In addition, it can also be a good form of exercise. If you and your family don’t want the idea of running here and there to sweat and get healthy, you can do gardening as an alternative. Studies suggest that gardening is good for your health, not only because you can add fresh and healthy vegetables in your diet, but also because gardening can improve your mood, strengthen your muscles, reduce your stress, improve your body’s natural healing ability, and encourage you to have a more hopeful outlook on life.
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