The old saying got us thinking. Eating your fruits and veggies is a wonderful idea, but it matters where you get them! Growing your own food has many benefits, but none bigger than the phytonutrients that make healthy eating possible. While buying fruits and vegetables from the grocery store is convenient, that produce has been proven time and again to have fewer vital nutrients that promote overall health.
Phytonutrients are a plant's way of protecting itself from insects and disease, and they happen to be incredibly good for humans. These act as antioxidants and can help reduce the risk of inflammation, eyesight loss, obesity, signs of aging, and even cancer. Please take a moment to check out "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" by Jo Robinson for more information.
Homegrown plants have been proven to have notably more phytonutrients than store-bought produce. In fact, our new favorite book has stated that "if the vegetables are freshly harvested, they are among the most healthful foods of all. But by the time they are shipped, warehoused, displayed in the supermarket, and stored in your home refrigerator, they can lose up to 80 percent of their beneficial nutrients." Our aim is to bring people back to the basics and make it possible for everyone to have access to fresh produce from their own backyards. It tastes better, and it's better for you!