How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD


There may be an international pandemic happening, but it’s also gloriously spring! And what does spring bring? Flowers and vegetables for many green-thumbed dietitians across the US.

In addition to getting people outside, gardening offers many other health benefits. Mental health experts note that digging in the dirt and gardening reduces stress and anxiety, improves attention, and lowers cortisol levels. 1 Raising your own food also improves self-reliance, reduces trips to the grocery store, saves money and increases consumption of produce. 2 ‘Lettuce’ take a look at what several dietitians are cultivating this spring.

Kelly Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP, owner of Nutrisensenutri...