Month: November 2015

How to Grow Your Own Turmeric

Turmeric has been hailed as a superfood, and for good reason. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that mean it can be used for cleaning wounds, and it has anti-inflammatory properties that make it great for people who have pain caused by arthritis. In fact, there are over 600 estimated preventative applications for turmeric as well as 175 different physiological benefits. For those who want to limit the pharmaceutical drugs they use, turmeric may be able to replace ibuprofen among others.…

Swiss Chard: Easy to Grow and So Very Healthy

You’ve probably often heard of the importance of including leafy green vegetables in your diet, and so you’ve probably also heard of Swiss chard. Because of its relationship to beets, it is also known as leaf beet. It not only has the same nutritional value as spinach, but it is also much easier to grow. Swiss chard contains 300 times the daily recommended value of vitamin K per cup in addition to being high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber.