Asparagus is a vegetable that is green (most common), white or violet. Asparagus is long and spear shaped that is available year round. The best season for fresh asparagus is the Springtime. Asparagus has a mild flavour that kind of tastes like green beans. It can be cooked a variety of ways, my personal favourite is roasted. I have included a super easy recipe below!
Great source of…
- Vitamin K, C, E, A, B vitamins
- Minerals: copper, selenium, manganese, potassium, zinc, iron
Rich in Glutathione
Glutathione is a compound that is made up of three amino acids. It is a great antioxidant because it helps breakdown carcinogens and free radicals produced in the body. Asparagus is rich in glutathione, therefore making it a vegetable that helps the body fight off diseases! It is also loaded with vitamin C and E, which also contributes to its strong antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that are produced in the body from a variety of things (sun exposure, smoking, and so much more). It not only helps keep the inside of your body healthy but also protects the skin from sun damage.
Asparagus contains asparagine (amino acid), which increases urination. This helps get rid of excess water and salts, which helps reduce bloating. This can also be beneficial for those with high blood pressure.
Favourite asparagus recipe that is always a hit:
- 20 asparagus spears
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Lay asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
- Sprinkle with cumin and garlic powder
- Bake for 40 minutes, flipping them over at the half way mark (20 mins)
What’s your favourite way to eat asparagus?
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