It turns out that our mothers and grandmothers knew exactly what they were talking about when they made us finish those last pieces of broccoli off of our plates. Consuming a diet full of fresh, organic vegetables is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
We all have a friend or family member that has suffered through a chronic illness of some kind. Cancer, alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure have become the modern day boogiemen for many adults in North America. Everyone fears these chronic diseases, but most are left in the dark when it comes to preventative measures they can take for themselves and their families.
Reduce Health Risks with Preventive Measures
Individuals that fill their plates full of colourful vegetables are likely to have a reduced risk of all the major chronic diseases that our doctors and the media warn us about. It has even been shown that a plant based diet is one of the best ways to fight and prevent cancer. So why exactly are vegetables so good for us?
The exact source of their health boosting powers are constantly up for debate, but one of the most obvious and agreed upon facts is that humans have been designed to eat natural foods. Only in the past 120 years or so has food been mass produced by companies. Before that, the majority of families produced their own food, most of which was grown on their own land. Natural food that is grown in gardens or sourced naturally from mother nature is chock full of amazing nutrients and vitamins that our bodies crave. These nutrients and vitamins control and enhance all the beautifully intricate chemical reactions that happen inside our bodies and brain. Without proper nutrients, we are unable to produce enough energy, control our hormones or fight off deadly diseases.
When food is mass produced, many of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that our bodies need are missing, and in their place we find terrifying amounts of sugars, preservatives, and non-organic compounds.
The solution? Seek out organic produce and reap the benefits!
Grow Your Own Goodness Garden in Kelowna
Ideally you want to be consuming vegetables that are non-GMO and that have not been heavily treated with dangerous pesticides. You will noticed an increased price in your local grocery store for the organic options of all the fruits and vegetables you want, however, another great alternative is to grow some organic goodness of your own!
Whether you have an existing garden on your property or are new to gardening all together, our team at Better Earth Gardens and Tropicals in Kelowna can help bring more delicious, organic vegetables into your life. We currently have a wide range of healthy options on sale at the moment including cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce and peppers.
We didn’t forget the star of the summer garden either- we have a multitude of tomato plants just waiting to be placed in your backyard. Not only are tomatoes the perfect addition to a fresh salad but they can steal the show at your next family dinner in a homemade pasta sauce. Tomatoes are undeniably delicious but they will also help to improve your eyesight, digestive health, and aid in the management of hypertension and diabetes.
So what are you waiting for? Take control of your health and visit us at Better Earth Gardens today- your body will thank you later!