Makes you love veggies you thought you hated
Were you the kid who fed your peas to the dog under the table? Faked a stomach illness every time Brussels sprouts were served? Ordered a salad with extra ranch, hold the lettuce? Simply growing older may not have changed your feelings about eating your greens but growing your own vegetables just might. People who learn how to garden are not only far more likely to eat their five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but they also enjoy eating them more, according to a study done by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The effect is strongest on people who were taught gardening skills as children, but even if that ship has sailed, it’s never too late to learn. Here are the healthy vegetables you’re about to realize are downright delicious.
Helps you lose weight
Weight loss is the holy grail of health for many people, and gardening can help you achieve that goal, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Gardeners have a significantly lower body mass index, as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese, than non-gardeners, they found. The average weight loss? About 11 pounds for women and 16 pounds for men. Here’s how you can lose weight in our sleep.