Growing food in your garden is better than buying from the grocery store because you can control your food’s conditions. You can limit pesticides, for example.
But some vegetables and other garden foods are more nutritious than others. This article will discuss some of the most nutrient-rich foods you can grow in your garden.
Blueberries support your overall health and have the potential to delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. They are a good source of anthocyanin, copper, iron, several different vitamins, and zinc.
Broccoli will enhance the health of your eyes, strengthen your immune system, and help your body resist developing infections. It can also possibly prevent several different types of cancer. Broccoli contains lots of antioxidants, several B vitamins, and ellagic acid.
Garlic will help support the health of your immune system, liver, lungs, and stomach. It contains high amounts of calcium, manganese, tryptophan, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and other vitamins. Leaving chopped or crushed garlic to sit for 20 minutes before eating it will maximize its benefits.
Green beans (also known as string beans or snap beans) are legumes that are good for reducing your cholesterol levels because they contain so much fiber. They are also a good source of folate, flavonoids, protein, vitamin K, and antioxidants, such as flavonols, kaenforal, quercetin, and vitamin C. The darker the bean, the higher the number of antioxidants. Additionally, they are low in calories and fat-free.
Green beans are actually baby kidney beans that are picked before the beans sprout.
Kale helps the health of your hair, immune system, nails, and skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Kale is rich in antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and vitamin C.
Spinach helps your body form blood clots, boosts the function of your immune system, protects your vision, and keeps your bones and skin healthy. It is high in folate, fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Sweet peppers can help prevent the development of certain types of cancer. They contain high amounts of antioxidants, lycopene, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Both orange and red peppers have more nutrients than other peppers.
Like sweet peppers, tomatoes have the potential to prevent some types of cancer. They are a good source of anti-inflammatory flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Small red tomatoes have more lycopene than other tomatoes.
Zucchini supports weight loss and the health of your bones, eyes, heart, immune system, and teeth. This vegetable is high in vitamin A and vitamin C.