Plants, Soil, and You: How Gardening Can Boost Your Nutrition and Health

From gut health to mood to disease prevention, gardening offers us many benefits. Plus: A recipe featuring garden-grown ingredients.

“What is this?” I thought to myself, sifting through the compost.

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MIND/MOOD

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TASTE/CONSUMPTION

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GUT/MICROBIOME

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BODY/OVERALL HEALTH

RESOURCES FOR STARTING A GARDEN

These and remaining photos by Brianna Egan

Recipe: Garden-Grown Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients:

Directions:

Neighborhood garden project in Redondo Beach, CA: Our Garden of Guadalupe

Your body and the planet will thank you.

Footnotes/References

Health equity, food justice, & sustainability geek. Graduate student at Loma Linda University. @UCSanDiego and @FoodCorps alum. Views my own.

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