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5 Disease Fighting Vegetables you can Grow in your Backyard Garden

Vegetables contain micronutrients that have the ability to boost your health and fight diseases naturally. Isn’t it amazing that you are able to grow some of these disease fighting vegetables yourself right at home?

What you eat has a profound effect on your health and well-being. If you eat healthy foods, you will see a definite improvement in your health as well as be seeing your levels of energy and clarity rise considerably. You may also know that some healthy fruits and vegetables have therapeutic powers, and some are able to fight diseases naturally, including the potentially fatal diseases cancer! How amazing is it that we can find cures to our ills in nature, but in order to do so effectively, we need to be well informed of what kinds of food you need to have. That is what we are here for!

Here we have growing tips for 5 super disease fighting vegetables, that you can easily start growing at home, either in your backyard garden or indoors in containers.

5 Disuse Fighting Vegetables to Grow In Your Spring Garden

Have you started working on your spring garden yet? If not, you should consider planning for a backyard vegetable garden this spring. In fact, you can grow plants anywhere at home, wherever you have some extra usable space. Use your windowsill, kitchen counter, steps, balcony, patio, basement front porch or any other available space to grow plants in containers. Below we have growing tips for 5 disuse fighting super vegetables that you can easily grow at home this spring.  

avocado1. Avocado:

Have an avocado for breakfast every day and stay healthy. Avocado happens to be one of the most delicious ways to fight disease naturally. Avocado can be added to a number of dishes or salads, and it also makes a great snack if eaten raw. So choose how you want to eat it and get all of the benefits from this amazing vegetable.

The Nutrition Value of Avocado:

Avocados are full of flavor and high in nutrition. They are cholesterol-free and rich in monounsaturated fats, folate, and potassium. Avocados are also a powerhouse for heart health, and also they are helpful for brain due to their fatty acids.

How to grow Avocados at Home:

Avocados are great summertime outdoor plants, but they also do well indoors in containers during the spring. Make sure to get a large container, fill it up with potting soil, and start avocado trees from seeds. right in the comfort of your home or backyard.

2. Beets:

It’s one of the healthiest disease-fighting foods in the world that has many health benefits. It helps to relax your blood vessels which improve blood circulation. It also has ingredients that boost your immune system and help fight cancer naturally.

Nutritional Value of Beets:

Beets are known to improve your blood flow, increase your stamina and reduce your risks of blood pressure. It also helps your liver and helps you to fight chronic diseases. Beets contain betaine, as well as the B-vitamin folate, and also nitrates boost endurance performance, and betaine, that reduces the accumulation of fat in the liver. 

How to grow Beets at Home:

The best time to start planting beet seeds in your garden is one month prior to your last frost date for the spring. Follow it by a second planting, two or three weeks after that. Beet seeds grow best when the soil temperature is above 50 degrees F.


broccoli salad3. Broccoli:  

Broccoli is one of the healthiest superfoods that’s also one of the most popular ingredients of delicious dishes or salads in the United States, so you should not have a problem finding this amazing nutritional food.

The Nutrition Value of Broccoli:

Broccoli contains vitamin C and antioxidants in large concentration. It also contains vitamin A, Beta Carotene, and Fiber, known to boost the immune system and treat several diseases like indigestion, blood pressure, heart disuse, arthritis, and so on. The phytonutrients found in broccoli help our body to detoxify. Broccoli has an antioxidant called sulforaphane, which is linked with reduced risk of a number of cancers.

How to grow Broccoli at Home:

Broccoli is a cool weather plant that can germinate from seeds in moist, well-fertilized soil very easily. Prepare your garden soil with organic compost and saw seeds 2 or 3 weeks before your last frost date. You can use containers for indoor planting.

4. Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are another delicious ingredient for a variety of delicious dishes and salads around the world. It’s healthy and tasty and can be grown easily at home.

The Nutrition Value of Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are great sources for the antioxidant lycopene, which is known for many health benefits. They are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, folate, and fiber. These micronutrients are linked with fig hinting diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

How to grow Broccoli at Home:

You can start tomato plants from seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost. You can also start growing tomatoes for tomatoes starter plants purchased from a nursery, which will probably give you a better and faster result.

5. Spinach:

Make spinach a part of your healthy balanced diet and you’ll be able to fight a bunch of diseases naturally.

Nutrition Value of Spinach:

Spinach is full of natural goodness and ingredients to boost your energy, stamina and immune system. It also contains antioxidants, vitamins A, C, folic acid, and magnesium which help control cancer. It also helps to reduce heart disease and stroke risk, and antioxidants in spinach help block free radicals and may help prevent osteoporosis, and early aging.

How to grow Spinach at Home:

Spinach grows very easily in your garden or in containers from seeds or from starter plants. You need to prepare your soil, add organic compost, sow your seeds and water your plants regularly.

Conclusion:  

If you would like to eat healthy and fresh and lead a healthy life naturally, growing your own produce may be the answer. You can grow healthy vegetables anywhere, either in your backyard garden or in your indoor garden in containers. Growing food is easy, and it doesn’t require a lot of space or care.

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Source: Nourish the Planet

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