April is National Garden Month. What better way to increase your consumption of fresh, tasty produce than to grow it yourself? By growing your own food, you can cultivate an atmosphere that reduces stres. In addition, eating your own pesticide-free produce, can help you tend to your inner garden – your gut microbiome.
Getting outdoors and growing your own food has so many benefits – too many to list, but here are my top 15:
1. Being in the sun allows your body to create the hormone vitamin D, which is crucial to overall health. Most people do not have optimal levels of vitamin D and over time, this can lead to numerous health consequences.
2. Being outdoors lowers your blood pressure. Studies suggest that being in nature can actually lower your blood pressure as much as medication.
We love Mexican food at our house! Before making the necessary lifestyle changes to reverse my autoimmune disease, we would eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant once per week. I have a weakness for tortilla chips and salsa, but have to be careful about eating refined carbohydrate, especially processed products made with corn. Mikey's tortillas are a great option as they have only 7 simple ingredients. They're gluten-free, grain-free, dairy free, soy free, paleo, and vegan!
Instead of waiting for taco Tuesday, we made some simple Saturday tacos! By using basic, healthy ingredients, we made an awesome, flavorful dinner loaded with nutrients that definitely fits into my meal plan. I don't have to sacrifice anything! Thank you Mikey's for the free samples!
Shredded Chicken Street Tacos - allergen friendly, gluten-free