Nothing says “summer” quite like fresh vegetables. I particularly like to enjoy a fresh salad handpicked from the garden with just a little olive oil and lemon—and I think the best accompaniment to any meal.  

But it is especially important to incorporate more greens into our diet because they provide essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that our bodies need. It has also been showed they best way to avoid disease or to reverse many existing diseases is to have a diet rich in veggies.  

While it is easy to go to the grocery store to get your veggies, some may have preservatives and additives. That’s why I suggest growing your own. The three vegetables I would recommend growing during summer are:  

  1. Cucumbers. You can use cucumbers in a variety of ways—perfect for eating straight off the vine, tossing in salads or pickling. Plus, they are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss. 
  1. Tomatoes. Not only are they a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K, tomato plants are easy to grow and remarkably productive.  
  1. Lettuce. Lettuce can grow as little as 30 days, making this the perfect veggie to grow during summer. Not only can you make a quick salad or throw on top of a piece of protein, but it provides significant amounts of vitamins A and K to your diet. 

Having a summer garden can be as rewarding as it is tasty. If you’re looking for advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle, reach out to me and we can create a plan tailored to your needs. 

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