We recently gave you 3 Reasons Why you Should Plant Your Own Garden. Today, we are here to talk about why mint is one of the best herbs to plant in your private garden.
Mint, like most herbs, is usually not consumed in large quantities. However, it is very versatile, so it is possible to incorporate it in your diet using it in different meals and take advantage of all its nutrients.
Here are the top 3 reasons why mint should be growing in your garden.
- Mint is packed with nutrients. Although these measures are based on about a third of a cup of mint, which may sound like a lot for an herb, mint is very versatile, so you can get pretty close by including it in salads and drinks.
One-third of a cup of mint contains:
- -6 Calories
- -1 gram of fiber
- -12% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A
- -9% of the RDI of iron
- -8% of the RDI of manganese
- -4% of the RDI of folate
Its high content of vitamin A and antioxidants makes mint great to protect your night visión, and your body from oxidative stress.
2. Multiple studies have shown that mint can help relieve digestive issues like irritable bowel symptoms, upset stomach and indigestión.
3. As we said, mint is very versatile and can be included in salads, desserts, and even water. But the coolest thing about mint is that besides eating it, it can be consumed as a tea, in capsules, and even used as an oil in aromatherapy.
Our favorite way to use mint is in homemade lemonade. And all it takes is a few ingredients!
- ½ cup of fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
- ¾ cup of cold water
- ¼ cup lightly packed fresh mint
- Honey to taste
- 4 cups of ice
It is very simple, and as you can imagine you just have to mix it all together and serve it while it’s cold!
We hope these three reasons have piqued your curiosity, and you start considering planting mint in your own garden.
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