Gardening is great for your mind, body and soul and gives you all sorts of reasons to smile! Here are all of the blooming benefits that growing can give Y-O-U:
…your very own Farmer’s Market.
With fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables at your fingertips, it’s easy to make meals more nutritious and colorful. You choose when to harvest your food, so the vegetables often contain more nutrients than those at the local store and cost less too.
A gorgeous garden pleases the eyes, but what homegrown goodies gratify your grin? Crunchy fruits and veggies stimulate saliva flow, washing away mouth bacteria to help keep teeth healthy.
…your stress relief.
Stress can take a toll on your teeth and overall wellbeing. Thankfully, tending your garden’s landscape can make you feel at ease. Instead of breathing in and out, stop and smell the roses and the peppers.
…your gym membership.
Gardening is classified as a moderate to intense physical activity, and can motivate you to stay active.
…your daily dose of vitamins.
Sunlight can make your smile bright; thanks to vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone that helps absorb calcium and phosphorus—2 minerals crucial for bone and teeth health. Just remember to apply sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) before soaking up the sun.
Get to it, gardeners! Here are some tips to get you started.