Fountain of Youth

When is the last time you looked in the mirror? Have you started to notice fine lines or wrinkles? Many of us search the aisles of our favorite department store to find the newest, trendiest, best, and quality skincare product touting promises of the "fountain of youth." What if I told you that you do not have to pay hundreds of dollars for this secret serum? You can find it at your local grocery store- preferably organic or homegrown- in the produce section- being briskly showered by a refreshing mist. It is simply waiting for you to purchase... Still wondering?

It's Broccoli. Did you know that a single cup of broccoli can provide your overall daily need for potassium ( bananas can't take all the credit!) vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin A, Folate?

There are so many benefits to eating this green goodness. Broccoli is one of the healthiest, most nutritious, and alkaline(if you that's your focus) veggies available.

Here are some to get you on the path to exploring your local produce grocer.

* Vitamin K - Bone Health

* Vitamin C - Reduce Wrinkles & Promote Healthy Immune Systems

* Vitamin A - Skin Support

* Folate - Enzyme Inhibitor to fight against Cancer

* Natural Fiber- Aids to Proper Digestion

Whether you like your broccoli fresh with a dipping sauce & sprinkled with lemon or sizzling in a sauce pan, broccoli can provide tremendous benefits and adds years to your life, from the inside out. It is a kid-friendly side dish that can be paired with just about anything or confidently stand alone as the main dish served with a hearty whole grain. My daughter loves it and we eat it at least once a week in some form! No wonder people keep asking if "I'm her older sister?" Anyway, I hope you take time to stop and feel the florets!