Healthy Living: Why You Should Have Plants In Your Home
Growing up, my Mom always had plants in our house. When I was about four, I remember trying to surprise my Mom, who was out of the house at the time, by watering the plants for her. What a surprise she found when she got home.
I watered the plants alright. They were floating. Literally. I must’ve used a gallon of water in each one! Luckily they survived. Having plants in your house is a good thing. Why? Not only can they be pretty to look at, they can also help you breathe better. According to Redbook, the EPA says indoor pollutants, like cleaning products and central cooling and heating, are one of the top five threats to our health. This is where houseplants come in. Some of them can trap pollutants in their roots while others absorb chemicals in the air. The best ones for purifying the air are syngonium, lady palms, golden pothos, peace lilies and rubber plants. Put a couple of them where you spend the most time in your house and let them do their thing. Just don’t ask me to water them!