Houston Sustainable Food Gardeners

A forum dedicated to discussing how to easily grow organic food sustainably and inexpensively year-round in urban Houston settings, in individual and community vegetable gardens. Other food related issues are also discussed.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  Links  Help  

Share | 
 

 Happy coincidence! Easy to grow leafy greens reduce the risk of diabetes.

Go down 
AuthorMessage
dragonfly
Grape Vine
Grape Vine
avatar

Posts : 112
Points : 260
Join date : 2010-06-04

PostSubject: Happy coincidence! Easy to grow leafy greens reduce the risk of diabetes.   Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:51 pm

What a happy coincidence! The easiest, quickest, and most nutritious vegetables you can grow at home, leafy greens, have also recently been shown to have the greatest impact on lowering the risk of diabetes!

"A portion and a half a day was found to cut type 2 diabetes risk by 14%, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports."

Read the article here.

The article reported that spinach, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower were in the leafy green category used in the study. This doesnt mean they are the only greens that have this effect, they are just the ones they happened to use. All leafy greens, especially the darker ones, are packed with good compounds, most of which are still not fully characterized by scientists. Fortunately, our bodies have already fully characterized the importance of these foods and don't need to wait for our minds to catch up!

Here are some suggestions for how to quickly and easily start growing some of your own leafy vegetables:

Quick start guide

Very low cost, low labor vegetable garden installation

Here is a link to a page with a short PowerPoint Presentation on simple vegetable gardening setup, maintenence, and composting:

Simple Food Gardening
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Happy coincidence! Easy to grow leafy greens reduce the risk of diabetes.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Houston Sustainable Food Gardeners :: Opinions :: Food Related Issues-
Jump to: