The health benefits of Asparagus
Hailed as a super food it’s rated one of the highest antioxidant vegetables, a good source of inulin, a prebiotic which is necessary for “good” bacteria to thrive in the gut. Having the “good” bacteria fight off the “bad” which assists aliments such as acne, skin & other sensitivities.
Asparagus is also known to contain a wealth of anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients and various other antioxidants including vitamin B, vitamin C, beta-carotene, zinc, manganese and selenium
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Benefits it provides a truly unique combination of anti-inflammatory phyto nutrients. Asparagus provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients as mentioned above
Menopause Asparagus is believed to produce estrogens, therefore its helpful in combating the symptoms of menopause. It also helps provide estrogen to women who have had full or partial hysterectomy
Aids Digestion Asparagus contains prebiotics, which selectively stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut, soothing the stomach and aiding digestion.
Heart Health Folate, a B complex vitamin, is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system and is found in abundance in asparagus
Blood Sugar Regulation B vitamins such as choline, biotin, and pantothenic acid manage our blood sugar levels by effectively metabolizing sugars and starches
its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, asparagus is a robust fighter against bladder, breast, colon, lung, prostate, ovarian and other cancers.
Asparagus is low in calories with less than four kcal per average spear, as part of a balanced diet can help weight loss.
Asparagus is a mild diuretic and helps detoxify the body, removing excess water and combat cystitis
Its an Anti-aging food because it boosts the body’s production of glutathione, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that can stop the action of some enzymes that naturally break down collagen— which contributes to wrinkles
Skin, Nails and Hair excellent for all due to the high levels of vitamin C and E
Glowing skin by enhancing healthy gut bacteria
Skin whitening an extract of asparagus obtained by sequentially exposing the asparagus to two or more solvents of varying solvent strengths is used for skin whitening
Skin burns, Irritations and small pox A paste of asparagus leaves are used as a topical application
Relieve Bloating removing excess fluid due to its diuretic and anti inflammatory properties
Chargrill just simply rinse and put them on a really hot grill for about 1 minute, serve as an appetizer at a bbq with some parmesan yoghurt
Blanch and mix through salads
Stir-fry with your favourite seasonal vegetables ans some salt and pepper tofu
Soup keep the stalks and make a soup finish with basil pesto
There is no excuse not to indulge in this proclaimed aphrodisiac, simply buy thin asparagus spears, wash and eat them raw for slimming effects and many other benefits