Asparagus season: these are all the benefits Asparagus season: these are all the benefits

Asparagus season: these are all the benefits

Asparagus is a spring vegetable that's packed with nutrition and has been shown to have potential cancer-fighting and diuretic properties.

Asparagus is a vegetable that comes from the Asparagaceae family. There are more than 200 species within that plant family. Some species are grown as ornamental plants and others are used by florists in arrangements and corsages.


Asparagus grows in temperate or subtropical climates in soils that are not too acidic. Today, China, Thailand, Mexico, Peru, and Germany lead the way in growing most of the world’s asparagus.

 

 
 

Let's see some of the benefits of eating asparagus:
 

Asparagus is a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx, and lung cancers.
 

The amino acid asparagine, which is found in very low levels in asparagus, acts as a diuretic. Diuretics can help rid the body of excess salt and water, which can lower blood pressure and lessen bloating. Diuretics are generally safe, but in their more concentrated form, they can potentially lead to dizziness, dehydration, muscle cramps, headaches, and low levels of sodium.
 

It also has anti-aging properties. It can help our brains fight cognitive decline.
Asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamins B12-found in fish, poultry, meat, and dairy-to help prevent cognitive impairment.
 

Wanna lose weight? Asparagus can help you! They contain lots of soluble and insoluble fiber, making them a good choice if you’re trying to lose weight. Because your body digests fiber slowly, it keeps you feeling full in between meals.
 

You had a party and drank too much? A 2009 study published in the Journal of Food Science conducted on laboratory-grown cells suggested that the minerals and amino acids in asparagus extract may help ease hangovers and protect liver cells from the toxins in alcohol.

Finally, asparagus helps support a healthy pregnancy. They are a great source of folate, also known as vitamin B9. Folate is an essential nutrient that helps form red blood cells and produce DNA for healthy growth and development. It’s especially important during the early stages of pregnancy to ensure the healthy development of the baby.
 

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