People want to live a healthy and happy life and the two things which can ensure that are: eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. The human body is made up of different organs and systems such as muscle, bones, joints, blood vessels, and ligaments, which each require a certain amount of nutrients. The human body needs energy so that the internal physiological systems and external organs can function properly and allow the person to perform the daily routine task with ease.

The balanced diet which many people hear once in a while consists of all the healthy food that a person should consume and which includes fruits, vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, oils, and dairy products. Vegetables are one of the essential food items that people must include in their daily meals as vegetables have a wide range of benefits and full of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins. The intake of fresh vegetables helps to maintain the health of the body and more importantly help fight infections and reduce the risk of chronic ailments such as heart diseases, cancer, stroke, blood pressure, and type-2 diabetes. Studies show that people should avoid packaged food and eat natural food as much as possible as it provides them with a pure form of energy and nourishment.

One concept and trend that is quickly becoming popular is of freshly grown produce, which means food or vegetables grown and produced in your state, region, and city or the garden of your own home. The freshly grown produce food is also known as local food and helps to develop a connection with food. The local foods are freshly plucked from the trees or uprooted from the ground which helps it to retain its natural taste as compared to those vegetables which are first stocked onto trucks and then travel a long distance before being put on display in grocery stores. The reasons or benefits of freshly grown produce food are:

The locally grown fruits and vegetables taste much better

You get a fresh and better taste from local food as to those sold in grocery stores. It is simple people will choose to eat the fresh tomato of their garden then that tomato which got transported and was kept in a refrigerator.

Locally grown food has more nutrition

The fruits and vegetables start to lose their taste the moment they are picked from the farm if you add transport time of days and in the cold and then brought on display, the nutritional value would be half o when the fruits and vegetables were picked. The local food grown near your house or in your own house is delivered to you within a single day, which means you get maximum nourishment and taste.

The freshly grown produce food are safe and contain less pesticides

The local farm near your house or even you, use less chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides than big agricultural farms. The fewer steps of sowing and harvesting, along with less insecticides, ensures the nutritional value of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Picture Courtesy:

Certifications & Affiliations