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A survey published in a recent publication of Gardeners World magazine indicated that 80 percent of gardeners consider themselves to be satisfied with their lives.
For gardeners who spent more than six hours per week tending their flowers or produce, the satisfaction-with-life number rose to 87 percent.
Only 67 percent of non-gardeners claimed to be satisfied.
There seems to be a correlation between sticking your hands in soil, spending time outdoors, and having an elevated sense of well-being. Here are six reasons why:
If you do not have a yard in which to garden, check out the book The Edible Balcony by Alex Mitchell.
Whether you pick ingredients for this recipe from your own garden or buy them from a fresh produce market, you will enjoy this refreshing dish packed with mood-boosting benefits.
The recipe’s asparagus lifts serotonin levels because it is packed with vitamin B6; it is also a good source of potassium. The tomatoes contain lycopene, a fat-soluble phytonutrient that protects the brain from pro-inflammatory compounds associated with depression.
Lemon provides a healthy dose of good-mood essential vitamin C. The ingredient quinoa is a high-protein carbohydrate that helps raise serotonin levels and increases the body’s supply of B vitamins, necessary for the production of our neurotransmitters. The walnut garnish provides omega-3s, antioxidants, vitamins E, B6, folate and protein.
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