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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10 Healing Superfoods You Can Easily Grow In Your Garden
The key to a healthy diet is within your reach. You don’t need to go far to get it – since all you’ll be needing is a plot of land in your garden and some elbow grease. Here are 10 superfoods you can easily grow in your garden:
Apples – These fruits are packed with vitamin C and soluble fiber, making it great for the heart and blood cholesterol. In addition, apples also help with weight loss, diarrhea, constipation, and cancer prevention. To plant apples, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot your apple tree comes in. Then, remove the tree from the pot, loosen its root ball, and spread the roots. Fill the hole with the soil you dug out and water the tree well.
Barley – Roman gladiators consumed barley so much that they were known as “hordearii” or barley eaters. It’s for a good reason: The grains are an excellent source of energy with its complex carbohydrates, and it also aids in weight loss. To get the most out of barley, it’s best to consume less-processed versions of it. Sow barley seeds in rows, ensuring that there are 20 to 25 seeds per square foot of space.
Cantaloupe – This superfood has a variety of uses: Aside from being a diuretic, it also prevents cancer, treats hepatitis, and even repels worms. It’s a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. Cantaloupe thrives in warm soil. Spread the plants out at least 18 inches. Ensure the soil remains moist, and water weekly. Add compost to the base of plants every four weeks.
Carrots – These have been in American folk medicine to treat many disorders, including asthma and skin disorders. The beta-carotene that are in carrots is a potent antioxidant which repels free radicals and prevents cellular damage. You can grow carrots in containers. Sow carrot seeds two to three inches apart in a pot at least 12 inches deep. (MORE)