The Importance of Adding Micro Greens to Your Diet


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As the importance of health and wellness increases and we find that caring for our minds and bodies can determine whether or not we live a full, long, and happy life, we are always looking for new ways of doing things. The promotion of health and wellness is becoming evidently necessary to prevent illness and to sustain a high quality of life, and people across the world are in search of new ways to attain improved health and wellness outcomes.

The necessity to incorporate the right amount of produce into our diets cannot be understated. Fruits and vegetables form the foundation for an overall healthy diet and when we are getting enough fruits and vegetables in our diets, we are exposed to the right nutrients in order to decrease the potential to develop harmful health problems.

As time has passed and we have become more cognizant of the need for fruits and vegetables, many have taken matters into their own hands, eliminating any sort of grocery store or food shopping experience from their lives when it comes to produce. They have formed home gardens where they take care of their own plants and fill their diets with home-grown foods that promote health, wellness, and sustainability.

In the variety of different produce components that are being grown at home, micro greens are becoming all the rage. These green plants contain densely packed nutrients that may be difficult to find elsewhere. Micro greens are efficient to grow and sustain life easily as they do not need to be fertilized; the seed itself has all of the potential energy and nutrients it needs, all it requires is water, sunlight, and an area to grow that is free of weeds.

Examples of micro greens include rainbow chard, mustard greens, tuscano kale, bronze fennel, and many more. If you are looking for a good way to outfit your diet for optimal nutrient absorption and improved health and wellness outcomes while also saving some money on buying produce at the market, micro greens are surely the way to go. if you do not wish to grow these greens yourself, think about investing in a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. These organizations grow food locally and provide it to members across your area. Micro greens are also available at most larger produce providers and stores. 

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