1. It has Anti-Aging benefits– The powerful antioxidants in Asparagus help fight free radicals and keep them from multiplying. It has also been proven to reduce loose muscle and sagging skin. Asparagus is also rich in Vitamin C which is a natural skin booster due to its aide in the production of collagen.
2. It’s Heart Healthy– It is high in Folate which fights blood levels that increase the risk of heart disease.
3. It Helps Prevent Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis– It is high in Vitamin K which aids in bone repair and formation.
With so many benefits why wouldn’t your family add asparagus to their diet? Here is one of my favorite ways to prepare asparagus. It’s quick and tasty!
Grab 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, cut them into 1 to 2 inch sections and boil in a medium size saucepan of water. Boil the asparagus for 2 minutes, drain the water, and toss the asparagus into a bowl of parmesan cheese, olive oil, and fresh lemon peels. Add salt and pepper and serve.
Even kids who are reluctant to eat asparagus won’t be able to resist the smell of lemons and parmesan cheese. They’ll love it!