It's Asparagus Time!

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It's asparagus time baby! Yes I won't lie that I've been waiting for them for a few months! ;) One of the many wonderful things that Spring brings! I just love them! And you won't believe all the incredible health benefits it brings! It's truly an amazing vegetable and one of the most alkaline and anti-inflammatory food.

Here's some of its magic:

  • They're one of the highest in glutathione- an antioxidant which boost the immune system. Studies have shown that it can even help with HIV treatments.
  • Lot's of fibers for a good digestion and a good source of protein.
  • A good source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A for your eyes.
  • Vitamin B which helps regulate blood sugar levels, Vitamins C & K.
  • Prevents bladder and urinary track infections.
  • They contains folate, lots of it, which is good for pre-natal and early pregnancy stages.
  • Super good for your heart, it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Packed with anti cancer properties which neutralize free radicals.
  • And last but not the least, it fights depression and puts you in a great mood! I can only testify that I've had quite a few good laughs when on an asparagus weekend marathon! ;)

It's a very versatile vegetable and can be cooked and eaten in many different ways- roasted, steamed, in salads, as a side dish...I'll let you explore!

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Recipe: Asparagus, yellow bell pepper and tomatoes in the oven with olive oil and herbs with some quinoa. Delish! I love when my plate is full of colors!

How do you eat your asparagus?? Please share!

Happy Asparagus Day!

xx

Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com/023368_asparagus_benefits_food.html