Why Asparagus?

We are having Asparagus on the BBQ tonight! One of our faves because they're not only delicious, but they're packed with health benefits. The little one loves them too ... except when her pee smells!

Here are just 4 amazing health reasons to include asparagus in your eating routine:

  • Asparagus is loaded with fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that improves the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. 

  • It's a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. 

  • Welcome those antioxidants! Asparagus is ranked high for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.

  • We can't forget about the high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. 

Next time you are looking for to change up your side of veggies, try asparagus and you and your body won't be disappointed!