8 reasons why you should grow your own food

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by

Consider this: McDonald’s sells an average of 75 hamburgers every second. It may seem shocking, but if you also think about how one in six young people in the Western hemisphere count junk food as actual meals – and that we drink more than 54 gallons of carbonated soft drinks each year – it really shouldn’t come as a surprise. 

That’s a whole lot of sugar and processed fat we’re poisoning our bodies with, and it’s also a significant factor why our children now waddle instead of toddle.

A lot of factors have contributed to this crisis, but one way you can prevent it is by growing your own food. It doesn’t matter if you’re all thumbs – and not the green kind – when it comes to gardening. The effort and time you will place in knowing what exactly you are putting in your mouth will prove priceless in the future.

  1. You avoid dangerous chemicals – Scores of studies conclude that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller, Roundup, has negative health outcomes. Researchers have found that the current levels of glyphosate in human urine has dramatically gone up since the 1970s. These levels are associated with the slew of adverse health conditions associated with chemical poisoning. Let’s not forget that glyphosate has been labeled as a possible carcinogen. This is definitely something you do NOT want to put in your food.
  2. You are in control of what you eat – Growing your own food means you avoid illegal pesticides used in other countries that are banned in the United States.
  3. You eat clean food – Do you really know where your food comes from? Vegetables and fruits grown near polluted water systems absorb heavy metals. Eating too many of these contaminated items can lead to health problems.
  4. You save money – The IRS does not tax you on food that you grow yourself.
  5. You become healthier – When you grow your own vegetables, the plants you harvest typically have more nutrients and minerals than store-bought ones. This is because they’re not loaded with pesticide chemicals. These are the foods that Mother Nature intended for your body. Foods fresh from your garden are likewise more delicious than the same items from a grocery store because they are picked exactly when they are ripe and going to be eaten.
  6. You teach your children correct eating habits – Children will follow what their parents do. Growing your own garden serves a dual purpose. The first is protective: You keep your children safe by feeding them the right food. This allows them to grow strong and healthy. The second is cumulative: Children brought up in this sustainable way become more prepared adults, especially when it comes to surviving.
  7. You protect the environment — The only fuel you need here is elbow grease. By growing your own food, you eliminate the cost of transport. There are a lot of good ways to protect the planet, and eating local food is one of them.
  8. You are happier — Studies have shown that those who do even light to moderate gardening are more likely to describe themselves as “satisfied” with life. Mental health professionals believe that the satisfaction comes from a combination of physical activity, an awareness of natural surroundings, and the joy of reaping the rewards of hard work.

Do you really think it’s a coincidence that cheeseburgers and fries don’t grow on trees? They’re not good for you. Not only do they make you sick, but they cost you money, too.

You can change all of that by getting your hands a little bit dirty. The Health Ranger Store is currently running its Spring Planting Sale that that can bring you everything you’ll need this spring: non-GMO seeds, fertilizers, and garden towers, among others.

Whether you’re just a novice or an experienced gardener, the Health Ranger Store has everything you need to become a little bit more self-reliant. Be free from the tyranny of Monsanto and other companies that POISON your food with GMOs and glyphosate weed killer by visiting the store today.

Sources include:

NRDC.org

PartnersForYourHealth.com

BBC.com

EU.Europa.eu [PDF]

NMBreakthroughs.org



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