Contributing [Lifestyle] Writer
In the millennium living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is trending. Diet and exercise are now becoming popular as a primary goal to prolong life and look beautiful. They both play a vital role in keeping us physically and mentally well. Many health professionals agree that they bring healthy rewards when practiced diligently. Many also are in favor to say that diet and food have precedence over exercise because it is fuel to the body. We cannot live without it.
Since diet is so important, it is imperative that we choose healthy foods to stay healthy. Good foods such as proteins, vegetables, nuts, and grains keep us alive and invigorated. The more energized that we feel from eating beneficial foods, the more likely we will be to continue to consume them, which is good because they enrich our lives, but even though eating well is a reward, there can be one drawback – price.
For instance, organic foods, which are known to be very high in nutrition, cost 10 % to 30% more than non-organic products. But even so, it reduces cost in the long run from health risk factors of poor nutrition. However, it is difficult for some. Budgeting is an issue.
Just as buying toiletries, paying the rent and bills along with other necessities, grocery shopping also plays a part in budgeting. Quite often it can be last on the list depending on what finances are present at the moment when reviewing expenses. As a result, we may not be able to buy the best foods or have to resort to cheaper foods or even foods that are not nutritious. When a proper diet is forfeited it can cause threatening health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc., but if unaffordability is such the case, there may be an alternative – seeds and soil.
Growing our garden is an effective and inexpensive way to get high-quality foods provided that it brings forth a sleuth of produce from such a tiny morsel. Gardens can contribute to better health for a substantially low price. Also, for a low price, the garden does not have to massive in size, especially if we are inexperienced gardeners. Tomatoes, jalapeños, squash, or even a nutritious snack such as sunflower seeds are simple to harvest. Once we start planting and growing our veggies and fruits, or even herbs, we can begin to shift into a new healthy lifestyle all because of little seeds.
If eating healthy is a challenge due to expenses, and local markets and grocery stores are, to no avail, too high with their prices, then gardening may be an outlet. An inexperienced gardener or not, it is possible to bring the fruit from the earth into the refrigerator. The power of Google and the Internet contain an abundance of information that can help us produce tasty products that cost almost nothing. So, let us begin to be healthy with the power of cents and dollars and seed and soil.
By Sonja Mattison