LSU AgCenter suggest adding ‘gardening’ to new year resolutions

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State University (LSU) Agricultural Center encourages spending time in the garden this year—can help accomplish new years resolutions.

For new years resolutions,—most people tend to increase time exercising and eating healthier, but LSU AgCenter suggest that— one way to meet ‘both of these goals’ GARDENING.

Fruits, nuts and vegetables are all excellent choices for a nutritious diet—and these food choices are also full of immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and other plant compounds such as antioxidants and anthocyanins, which provides fewer calories, according to LSU AgCenter Horticulturist.

“Pecans are the go-to nut tree for Louisiana,” said LSU Ag Center Spokesperson. “You also can try black walnut and hickory trees, which are native to Louisiana.

If gardeners are looking to reduce stress and improve their mental wellbeing, LSU AgCenter says that gardens are the perfect place to unwind. Reports show that many gardeners discovered therapeutic benefits from tending plants including time for reflection and emotional processing, sense of purpose, relaxation, and forgetting your worries.

For more on LSU AgCenter gardening tips, visit lsuagcenter.com

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