Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Best Way To Eat More Healthy
Answer: Start your own garden.
Starting a garden doesn't mean you have to convert your entire yard into a full blown local farm. Start small. If your space is limited, square foot gardening is a great option. Raised bed gardens is a excellent method for starting a garden at home as well. There's options for all different circumstances.
If you take some time to grow some of the food you eat, you'll learn to eat more healthy and have a greater appreciation for food. Eat what you grow in your garden. There's no need to cook it or cover it with rich sauces. Just eat it that way it is and enjoy the fresh flavors.
The diets of the most healthy countries in the world are mainly fresh foods. In South Korea, you'll notice their diet includes a lot of fresh peppers, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers and a ton of other vegetables. If you've ever had Vietnamese food, you'll notice that they incorporate tons of fresh vegetables and herbs that provide tons of awesome flavors and textures.
There's usually a reason why one starts a garden. Maybe it's because you want to eat better food. Maybe it's because you had a garden growing up. Maybe because you want to teach your family something from gardening. If you don't have a reason, I'm going to give you one. I'm going to urge you to watch Food Inc and I guarantee you'll have a good reason and motivation to start your own garden after watching it. I highly recommend watching it. It will change your persepctive on what and how you eat.
Posted by TheGardenCloche at 10:50 PM