That piece of earth you’re making a playground out of could be more than just an empty space for you and your dog. With some skills and a green thumb you can grow a garden of organic fruits and vegetables to give your mainstream diet a healthy and budget-friendly upgrade.
You are What You Eat
It’s easy to let your appetite dictate you and have a gastronomic feast when you are in such a global attraction as Perth, globally recognised as one of the most liveable places worldwide.
Know, however, that whether you’re in the city or in the countryside, the benefits of healthy eating cannot be over emphasised.
According to SA Health, South Australia government’s online advisory, good nutrition helps us stay healthy and be active. On the other hand, unhealthy eating habits can lead to health complications which could include but is not limited to the following:
- Type-2 diabetes
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
Even worse, recent study conducted by an international consortium of researchers working on the Global Burden of Disease concluded that poor diet and high blood pressure are now the #1 risk factor for death.
A Glimmer of Hope
All is not lost, however. University of Melbourne Professor Alan Lopez, senior author of said study, reveals many of these risk factors can be prevented with appropriate lifestyle changes.
One particular step worth taking is organic gardening. When you cultivate an organic garden that is free from toxic chemicals you make sure you have fresh produce that’s also free of the harmful chemical footprint. Perth Gardening agrees.
Moreover, such produce should nourish you better as they have higher vitamin and mineral content compared to fruits and veggies grown using chemical fertiliser and harmful pesticides and herbicides.
Don’t forget, cultivating your own organic farm, however small, is a lot cheaper than buying from the supermarket.
When you strive to better your diet, you are in the process building a healthier, stronger you.