Asparagus is a member of the lily family, native to the Mediterranean. However, with its fleshy and tasty spears asparagus has found place in different recipes around the world.
Low in sodium, asparagus contains antioxidant bioflavonoid compound and it is an excellent source of folic acid, potassium, thiamin, Vitamin B, fiber and one of the richest sources of rutin.
With anti-fungal and antiviral properties asparagus is known to be beneficial for your health especially when it comes to cancer: asparagus contains anti cancer properties – it helps to prevents lung cancer.
- It helps the body fight off cell-damaging free radicals
- Great for the heart
- Acts as an effective diuretic and it is great to introduce asparagus in weight loss program (it helps you lose excess water weight)
- Asparagus juice is healing to the kidneys
- Powerful natural aphrodisiac
- Balances insulin levels (meaning, prevents diabetes)
- Prevents yeast overgrowth
- Stimulates milk production in nursing mothers
Asparagus is a springtime plant. That is why the best time to eat asparagus is in spring, because being in season is not only fresh but also nutritious. At this time it is also easier to find the best quality asparagus, firm and with closed tips.