Asparagus is often thought of as a luxury vegetable with succulent taste and tender texture. It is harvested in the spring when it is 6 to 8 inches tall. The most common variety of asparagus is green in colour, two other edible varieties are available. White asparagus, with its more delicate flavour and tender texture, is grown underground to inhibit its development of chlorophyll content, therefore creating its distinctive white colouring. It is generally found canned.

Health Benefits of Asparagus:

• It is high in vitamin K and Folate

• Eat asparagus when you are pregnant or thinking about conceiving – because of it being high in folic acid it helps prevent birth defects such as spina bifida

• Great for your heart

• Helps menstrual cramps with fertility problems

• Great for your gastrointestinal tract and your colon

• Great food to help treat depression

• Has been known to increase the success rate of chemo therapy

• Is considered a diuretic which means it is a good anti-inflammatory best for arthritis, asthma rheumatism, and even water retention…PMS

• Helps detoxify your body

• Add more asparagus to your diet to lover cholesterol

Great for nursing mothers stimulating milk

• Has antioxidant agents – prevents the effects of aging

• Has antifungal and antiviral qualities

• Great for your kidneys – cleansing your body by stimulating urination and preventing kidney stones

• Helps prevent bladder and urinary tract infections

• Helps prevent multiple sclerosis

• Asparagus has anti-cancer agents – especially lung cancer

• Helps fight chronic fatigue syndrome

• Helps fight off high blood pressure

• If you bruise easily – eat more asparagus

• Is considered as a laxative

• Great for your capillaries – eat more asparagus to avoid varicose veins

• Great for your eyes preventing cataracts

• If you are experiencing hair loss- eat more asparagus

• Helps treat toothaches

(From NaturalFoodBenefits)


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