There are countless ways my life has changed since I got my Rise Garden over two years ago. So, where do we start? Well, I don’t waste herbs anymore! I LOVE cooking with fresh herbs. I think the flavor is more vibrant and makes dishes pop. However, I hate being on a certain schedule of what exact day I need to make a certain meal. So I grocery shop, then forget about the cilantro I bought until 6 days later when I go to make that recipe and my herbs are now soggy.
I hate wasting food. I’m so glad I have my Rise Garden right in my kitchen. That way I can go snip off exactly what I need, when I need it. Nothing goes to waste and more keeps growing for the next time I am ready for it.
I also love how often I can add little doses of nutrients into everyday meals. When I grow kale, herbs, arugula, etc., it’s so easy to go get some from my garden, dice it up and add it into tacos, mashed potatoes, pasta, etc. Leafy greens and herbs are packed with phytonutrients and I love that each meal can get a big nutritional upgrade.
As a natural health practitioner, nutrients matter to me and I want everyone to eat more veggies. For example, when you add little bits of greens and herbs to your meals, these are some of the health benefits to your body:
Kale: Helps detoxify heavy metals that accumulate in the body. Boosts immunity. Helps balance gut bacteria and lower candida growth.
Parsley: Good source of amino acids lysine and proline. Lysine is found in muscle, connective tissue and collagen, and it stimulates calcium absorption and helps muscle growth and repair. When its deficient, it can lead to insomnia, hair loss and apathy. Proline helps lower blood pressure, helps repair muscle, tendon and collagen, and enhances skin elasticity. Parsley also helps pull radiation out of the body. It contains vitamin Inositol, which helps fat and cholesterol metabolism, and supports healthy skin, hair and digestion.
Basil: Cleansing herb that helps your body be less sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies and radiation. Basil is anti-inflammatory. Potassium is found in basil and helps regulation nutrients and oxygen in the blood. It helps regulate blood pressure, digestion, and stress.
Cilantro: Helps detoxify heavy metals that accumulate in the body. Helps your body be less sensitive to mold, spores in the environment.
Arugula: Helps detoxify heavy metals that accumulate in the body. Helps your body be less sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies and radiation. Arugula helps reduce inflammation and has vitamin K, which is known to help strengthen bones, support heart health, and help with proper blood clotting.
Dill: Contains Vitamin C, which supports a strong immune system, cardiovascular health, eye health and helps prevent skin wrinkling. Dill has Vitamin A, which is anti-aging and supports brain, eye and skin health. It also has magnesium, which supports carb metabolism, energy processes, and nerve and muscle function.
A little goes a long way, especially when you’re adding a tablespoon here and there as you prepare your meals. I love knowing my family is getting little boosts of power foods each day.