Gardening Can Help to Relieve the Stress the World is Feeling


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2. Are you a picky eater?

If your child is a picky eater, try letting them garden. Growing your own vegetables. It is appetizing and even exciting to eat something that you grew yourself. Research has shown that when kids have a part in growing their own vegetables, they’re more likely to eat them. One 2007 study from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that preschoolers who ate homegrown fruits and vegetables were more than twice as likely to get five servings a day as those who never ate food from a backyard garden. Plus, the mini gardener group preferred the taste of fresh produce to other food.

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.