Cleanse with produce from your own garden
(NC)—Juicing can do wonders for your body and soul – and starting a vegetable garden, or a few containers, is an easy way to use the freshest produce and save money at the same time.
Fruits and vegetables are a primary source of much needed vitamins, minerals, iron, fibre, and water. Canada's Food Guide recommends that an adult male between 19 and 50 years of age consume 8 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, and a female in the same age group consume 7 to 8 servings. Many of us don't get enough.
A simple way to increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables is to juice them, say specialists in this field. The thought of eating a minimum of seven servings can be overwhelming and if you're not a fan of vegetables, it can seem like an impossible task. Juicing allows you to enjoy several servings at once and if you would like some guidance when making a purchase, retailers point to the popular Breville Juice Fountain Plus. It's a dual-speed juicer with specialized discs that extracts more nutrients than other choices.
Here are some easy tips to get started:
• Do your research and decide what you would like to grow. Variety is important for juicing.
• Determine how much space you need (or have to use). It's also important to consider sunlight, soil and access to water.
• When planting vegetables you can either grow many plants of the same kind in rows or group multiple types of plants together.
• Loosen the soil up before you plant.
• Research the amount of care each type of vegetable plant requires.
• Harvest your produce when it's ready. With many types of plants, the more you pick, the more the plant will produce.
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