Superfoods you can grow at home

  • Avocado
    Avocados are rich in good fats, help reduce hunger, appear to be helpful in regulating blood sugar and contain nearly 20 essential health boosting nutrients including potassium, Vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid. "Avocatin B", one of the healthy fats in avocados, is a cancer fighter able to combat acute myeloid leukemia. Avocado trees are mostly large spreading shady trees. Dwarf varieties are available, however you can limit the size of a home-grown tree by regular pruning or growing in a container. 

  • Olives
    Olives are a powerhouse of antioxidants which are even stronger than vitamin E. Monounsaturated oleic acid found both in fruit and olive oil, can lower your risk of heart disease. There are also anticancer, anti-aging and bone health benefits from this humble fruit. Olive trees are easy to grow and are particularly well suited to Mediterranean climate and sandy Perth soils.

  • Eggs
    Eggs are enjoying a return to the fold of super foods after research found that dietary cholesterol from natural sources poses no threat to your health. Eggs provide the eight essential amino acids your body requires. The best eggs come from organic pasture raised chooks but the ideal supply comes from your own home coop. 

  • Macadamia Nuts
    Macadamia nuts are superstars among nuts as they contain mainly monounsaturated or good fats and have the lowest protein and carbs of any nut. The trees take a few years to get cropping and are an ornamental tree for the home garden. 

  • Broccoli Sprouts 
    Broccoli sprouts boast a long list of health benefits including the prevention of hypertension, osteoarthritis, cancer, allergies, heart disease, diabetes and ulcers. Research undertaken in China in the heavily polluted Jiangsu Province found that taking broccoli sprout powder helps increase the excretion of pollutants such as benzene and acrolein. Broccoli seeds can be sprouted quickly in your kitchen and are ready to consume within 3 or 4 days.

Assorted Coloured Avocados And Leaves On Grass

 

Freshly Picked Green And Purple Olives

 

Young Boy Carrying Chicken Eggs

 

Broccoli Sprouts In White Bowls

 

 
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