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Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 4: Plant an Herb

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, September 9, 2011 - 9:05am

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When you grow some of your own food, you can be extra sure that no chemicals have touched it. But you don't have to plant a whole garden to take part in the "grow your own" movement. Start small and plant your favorite herb in a small pot in your kitchen. It's easy to grow your own herbs and worth doing: a 2011 report revealed that cilantro is often laced with pesticide residues. Pesticide exposure is linked with diseases of the nervous system and problems with cell growth, including reproductive problems and some cancers.

Take it one step further: Plan a kitchen garden for next spring with this guide.

Want to take the EatingWell 14-Day Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge? Visit our Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge landing page to find find daily tips and tools you need to detox your kitchen.

Do you grow any of your own food? Tell us what you think below.

TAGS: Kerri-Ann Jennings, Eating green, Gardening, Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge

Kerri-Ann Jennings
Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.

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