Healthy foods can boost your health, boost your immune system and fight diseases including cancer! Here are 5 plants that you can easily grow at home, in your backyard garden or indoors with container gardening!  


Plants have known to have healing properties for diseases for ages! The ancient healers in China and India have known these traits of therapeutic plants and have been using them to treat diseases for decades. Recent studies also suggest that plants are able to boost our immune system, detox and revitalize our body and fight many diseases naturally.  Plants, without a doubt, have powerful anti-cancer properties, and they don’t have any damaging side-effects such as the ones associated with chemotherapy and drugs.


Growing plants have many benefits. An indoor or outdoor garden can supply you with enough food and nutrients to live healthy all year round! Here are 5 plants that you can easily grow yourself at home, in your backyard garden or in containers that may help you fight many diseases including cancer.


1. Beet Roots

beetrootsBeet root is an amazing superfood! It’s often recommended by professional trainers and nutritionists for athletes because of its energy boosting properties. It’s a low calorie food, full of vitamins, folic acid, antioxidants, and minerals like iron. One micro nutrient called glutathione peroxidase in particular, increases the number of white blood cells.  Beetroot is also known to detox the liver, and help in fighting cancer.  You can grow beetroots from seeds in your own garden or in containers.

2. Echinacea

Echinacea is a wonderful flower that would really look attractive in your garden. It’s also a

well known immune system booster that has abilities to increase certain white cells levels in the body. It’s thought to be effective in treating the flu and common cold, and also have been found useful in treating other diseases like tumors and even cancer.


3. Microgreens

Microgreens are excellent for salads, garnishes and many other delicious dishes. They are baby plants full of disease fighting nutrients. They have very little calories and add flavor to any food. It’s really easy to grow a variety of microgreens yourself. All you need is a little bit of space, and you can grow them all year round. Start growing microgreens on your window sill or in small trays.


4. Cherry Tomatoes

cherry tomatoesCherry tomato can be another great ingredient for your salad or snack. It’s one of those healthy and tasty foods that can be used in many different ways. It’s full of vitamin A and antioxidants, which is great for boosting your immune system. Moreover, they have a unique anti-cancer micro nutrient called lycopene .  You can easily grow cherry tomatoes in flower pots with starter plants or seeds.


5. Parsley

Parsley goes with a wide variety of foods also, and can easily be added to your diet in a variety of different ways. A parsley smoothie is great for detoxing and keeping your alkaline balance well. Parsley is easy to grow, you just need some sizable containers, potting soil and seeds. Spread your seeds, water them and watch them grow! They will grow very fast on your window sill, in flower pots or trays.


Growing your own healthy plants indoors or outdoors has many health benefits. It also brings happiness and improves your indoor air quality. Plants are also known to fight diseases, and improve your health by providing nutrients for your body. Some of these plants are also known to fight cancer. The best part is, you can grow plants anywhere you want at any scale.


EAT FreeNotice: These plants are especially useful when taken alongside of conventional treatments. They are not intended as a substitute for your medication, so if you are receiving treatment or on medication you should always consult your doctor or a dietitian.

Don’t let the fall weather stop you from gardening.  Try a smart convenient and attractive Aquaponic Tower Gardens .

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Source: Institute of Ecolonomics


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