Ever tried growing your own vegetables? It’s a fun route to better health.
Growing organic vegetables is taking off as an enjoyable, sustainable way to improve your health, even if you have little space. The Aspen Tree, a real estate project with comprehensive care for the older adults, recommends 5 vegetables you can easily grow on your balcony.
1. Sunflower sprouts. Look after your heart and stay young with sunflower sprouts. They’re rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, and magnesium, so can help you look younger, prevent heart disease, curb cholesterol, and reduce anxiety. They’re also a good source of protein, providing high energy.
2. Oak lettuce. Boost your eyesight with this vegetable’s high level of beta carotene. This antioxidant helps maintain your eyesight, slows the degeneration of the retina, cuts the risk of cataracts. Oak lettuce is also rich in vitamins B1, B6, and B9. So it nourishes your brain and helps prevent anemia too.
3. Cos lettuce. Look after your blood with cos lettuce, a popular vegetable found in Caesar salad. Rich in vitamins and iron, it helps maintain your blood perfectly, boosting red blood cells, strengthening capillaries, and preventing excessive bleeding and high blood pressure.
4. Rosemary. Keep your digestive system in trim with rosemary. Just pick the leaves and boil them in hot water with honey or lemon. This drink will improve your digestive system and help with colic and constipation. The scent of rosemary can also help counter stress and boost concentration.
5. Kale. Kale is the queen of green leafy vegetables with its exceptional nutritional value. It contains even more calcium than milk. Eating kale protects from osteoporosis and helps build strong bones and teeth. Its high fiber also helps you detox and stops toxins building up in your body.
Growing organic vegetables isn’t just good for your diet and health. Indoor gardening is also a fun activity that adds joy and interest to life. So your mental well-being benefits too.