Vegetables are brightly colored and look great on your plate. Garnishing and playing with your food will never be possible without vegetables. Only a fresh tomato can be shaped like a rose on your plate. Melons too make for a beautiful canvas to carve images that make you want to eat the fruit in one bite.
Apart from providing the much-needed aesthetics on your plate, vegetables and fruits are healthy. Regularly eating fruits and vegetables reduces your risk of chronic illnesses. The fruits and vegetables provide potassium, fiber and vitamins A, E, and C.
Eating fresh vegetables boosts your immunity. Half of your plate should always consist of vegetables like spinach, garlic, broccoli, and tomatoes. Produce from your garden may not be as cheap as those sold in the local store, but they are more fresh and safer.
Some vegetables brought from the stores are pre-seasoned. You may not have the accurate information on what is contained in these seasonings. Food grown from your garden does not have any seasoning or extra ingredient you do not know about, making it healthier and safer. Fresh food does not contain dyes or preservatives.
Having your kitchen garden saves you the many strips to the store to get what you need. Harvesting food from your garden and straight through the kitchen and onto your plate ensures no nutrients are lost. Products on store shelves may have stayed there for ages. Eating vegetables as soon as they are harvested makes them more nutritious.
Packaged food may have chemicals that may give you digestion problems. Fresh food gives you more energy. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories. You have a wide variety to choose from. There is always a new vegetable salad to try out. Apart from being fun to eat, vegetables give you folic acid, which helps the body form red blood cells.