Re-Grow Vegetables from Scratch

A cornerstone of the Metabolic Balance program is eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables! One way to ensure you always have fresh and high quality produce around is by growing them yourself. For many vegetables such as iceberg lettuce, spring onions, and celery you simply need the leftover scraps and a jar of water.

Check out the links below for easy guides on how to get started!

39 Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs to Regrow from Scraps | Empress ...

Born to be a Super Herb

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Chervil … sounds like a delicious stew from grandma’s time and also tastes like “home”. It is more at home in the European Kitchen and the popular kitchen herb belongs to the umbelliferae family. Sowing chervil in the garden begins in the frost-free period in March. It’s a fast-growing and particularly aromatic herb before flowering. If the plant is pruned back regularly, plenty of fresh aromatic shoots will grow quickly. Chervil smells and tastes of anise and fennel and can be universally used in our kitchen. It tastes particularly well in soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes.

How does Your Gardening Go? Health Benefits of Gardening

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Thinking about starting a garden this spring?  Here are six reasons why gardening is a good idea:

  1. Workout—You don’t have to go to a gym to get a workout, all you need to do is spend three hours working in your garden to equal one hour in the gym. Here is a complete gardening workout you can try.
  2. Reduce Stress—Gardening is a great way to get back to nature and focus on mindfulness while reducing the level of cortisol in the body. Here are nine ways to reduce stress by gardening.ga
  3. Boosts Immune System—Direct exposure to dirt can boost your immune system.  Go out with the kids and play in the dirt—it’s good for you. Here is an article talking about how exposure to bacteria makes you stronger.ga
  4. Healthy Diet—If you grow your own herbs and vegetables, you will always have something tasty to add to your metabolic balance meals.
  5. Antidepressant – Research has shown that certain bacteria in the soil can act like an antidepressant.  Here is an article talking about this cool research.
  6. Dementia Risk Reduction – Keeping your brain active by gardening.