A nutritious powerhouse – Asparagus is well-known for it’s remarkable medicinal properties and it’s unique, savory taste.
Renowned as an aphrodisiac, the balanced and stimulating blend of nutrients in asparagus is impressive because it contains virtually no fat and remains very low in calories.
So, if you have been ignoring this nutritious vegetable, it is time to take note of its incredible health benefits and know why it is a great addition to your diet!
One cup of raw asparagus contains approximately 27 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. Some of the various health benefits of the spring vegetable asparagus are that it prevents blood pressure, helps in weight loss, has anti-aging properties and antioxidants, helps in cancer prevention and improves memory.
Asparagus has vitamin K that aids in bone formation and repair, thereby preventing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Potassium and fiber in asparagus is known to reduce belly fat and cleanse the digestive system. The amino acid, asparagine, found in asparagus, is an effective diuretic and has been historically used to treat swelling, arthritis, rheumatism, and PMS-related water retention. Healthy servings of asparagus can prevent a folate-deficiency, which has been linked to birth defects.
Asparagus contains folic acid that triggers histamine production, improving the ability to reach orgasm in men and women. It also increases the sperm count in men and helps in strengthening of female reproductive organs. Here are some potential health benefits of asparagus including skin care and oral health along with it’s adverse-effects and precautions that are advised for eating asparagus.
Asparagus is rich in folate, vitamins C and D, and antioxidants that lower the risks of colon, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers. Research even implicates it’s role in preventing tumor growth by regulating cell division. On the flip side, it contains glutathione that may limit the effects of chemotherapy. Balance it with other foods to minimize side effects.
It is just a 3 ingredient recipe – salmon skin, steamed asparagus, and garlic-onion flavored organic coconut oil. Whether grilled, baked, or roasted, asparagus adds flavor and nutrients to any meal!