Health From Your Own Backyard: Tips to grow your nutrition

There’s nothing like adding fresh vegetables to a home-cooked meal, but have you ever thought about where they are coming from?

While the grocery store may be your go-to source for fruits and veggies, gardening can be a more nutritious and rewarding alternative to making store runs.

“When we think of good nutrition, we may think of tomatoes and watermelon, but don’t discount herbs and spices – they are plants too. You can also grow basil, mint and rosemary, which all have protective compounds called phytochemicals that are really good for your health,” said Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine.

Anding shares more tips for growing your own fruits and vegetables in the video below.

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-By Nicole Blanton

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