LSU AgCenter suggest adding ‘gardening’ to new year resolutions

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana State University (LSU) Agriculture Center is encouraging spending time in the garden this year – can help meet New Year’s resolutions.

For New Year’s resolutions — most people tend to spend more time exercising and eating healthier diets, but the LSU AgCenter suggests that — one way to achieve “both of these goals” is GARDEN.

Fruits, nuts, and vegetables are all excellent choices for a nutritious diet – and these foods are also full of immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, and other botanicals like antioxidants and anthocyanins, which are lower in calories, according to LSU AgCenter Horticulturist.

“Pecans are the most popular walnut for Louisiana,” said the LSU Ag Center spokesman. “You can also try black walnut and hickory trees, which are native to Louisiana.

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If gardeners want to reduce stress and improve their mental wellbeing, gardens are the perfect place to relax, according to LSU AgCenter. Reports show that many gardeners discovered therapeutic benefits from caring for plants, including time for reflection and emotional processing, determination, relaxation, and forgetting about your worries.

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