4 health benefits of asparagus you should know

Learn the best way to cook asparagus here.

Yes, asparagus does cause odor in urine; which can deter people from eating it, but please know that the benefits completely trump that what could be seen as a negative.  Whether it’s purple asparagus, white asparagus or green asparagus, it’s in your best interest to eat it.  The asparagus plant is one vegetable that cannot only keep you healthy, but also has the capability to turn your health around.

You may love the taste of asparagus or you may not, but at the end of the day, what does asparagus really do for you?  This vegetable offers so many health benefits that many people have started growing asparagus themselves.  If you don’t have a green thumb but want to also reap all the goodness of asparagus, here’s just 4 things you should know.

  1. Asparagus can prevent diabetes.  It’s true!  Asparagus has an effect on insulin output by the pancreas and also enables the body to absorb more glucose.
  2. Asparagus fights cancer.  Asparagus contains compounds called shatavarins that are known to fight the production of cancer cells.
  3. Asparagus prevents hangovers.  Really?  Integrating asparagus into the meal your making while celebrating with cocktails will prevent you from feeling sick the next day.  In addition, you will cause less damage to your liver from the alcohol.
  4. Asparagus is good for your heart because it prevents blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.  Asparagus contains folic acid; which is also good for your cardiovascular system.

Love the benefits but don’t love asparagus?  Here is one way that I love to eat asparagus.  Roast it in a 400-degree oven on a cookie sheet with a little salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil for 8-10 minutes.  Sprinkle it with a little grated parmesan cheese for extra flavor.  It’s quick, easy and tastes delicious.  Learn how to grill asparagus here.

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