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Gardening For Your Health

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Check out some of the health benefits you'll reap from these cool-season veggies you can grow in a cold frame.

Beets

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Researchers found that the nitrates in this root vegetable help lower blood pressure and reduce oxygen uptake, so you feel less fatigued during exercise, such as yard work.

Cabbage

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This hearty fall staple is a good source of vitamin C and can help lower cholesterol. Research shows that eating it raw or lightly sautéed may be the best way to preserve its power.

Carrots

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A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that eating just half a cup of antioxidant-rich carrots daily may lower cardiovascular disease risk by about 32 percent.

Chard

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This iron-rich dark leafy green is also packed with carotenoids, plant chemicals that promote eye health and may even protect the skin from sun damage.