The Health Benefits of Growing your own food - scientifically proven!
A study by researchers from Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands compared 121 food growing allotment-owners with 63 of their neighbours without an allotment, and interviewed them about their health. They found that the avid allotment gardeners were much healthier.
Some of the facts:
- Gardening reduces the stress hormone cortisol
- Exercising in green spaces is better for you than exercising in the gym.
- People who grow their own fruit and veg tend to eat more fruit and veg
- Growing your own has known benefits for your mental health