8 Super Health Benefits of Asparagus

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8 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus has so many health benefits, it should be added to the healthy diet. Asparagus is great as a detox vegetable, an anti-aging vegetable, and no surprise - an aphrodisiac, and much more.

The asparagus is a member of the lily family. It grows easily in the home garden right in the flower bed - it is a perennial and can yield a harvest for decades. Asparagus can be planted as seeds or roots any time of the year.

Here is a list of some of the health benefits of asparagus followed by a list further explaining those health benefits.

Asparagus:

1 - can detoxify our system

2 - has anti-aging functions

3 - is considered an aphrodisiac

4 - can protect against cancer

5 - reduces pain and inflammation

6 - can prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

7 - reduces the risk of heart disease

8 - can help prevent birth defects

While there is every kind of supplement on the market to address these health issues, too often Americans turn to pills as a main source of nutrition. Pills should only be used as a supplement and not in the place of whole foods. For example: folic acid is highly recommended in today's diet especially for women who may become pregnant. However, folic acid is the supplemental form of folate. Folate is naturally found in asparagus. In the interest of good health, whole foods are always recommended before supplements.

The Reasons Asparagus Keeps Us Healthy:

1 - As a detox - asparagus has 288 milligrams of potassium per cup. Potassium is known for reducing belly fat (see belly fat link below). It also contains 3 grams of fiber which cleanses the digestive system. It has virtually no natural sodium so no bloating during PMS, has no fat or cholesterol, and one cup has only 40 calories. According to a clinical dietician at UCLA Medical Center, asparagus in the ultimate in detox vegetables.

2 - For anti-aging purposes - asparagus is rich in potassium, vitamin A, and folate. It is also very high in glutathione - an amino acid compound with protent antioxidant properties; a must as an anti-aging deterrent. Glutathione (GSH) is an antioxidant that protects cells from toxins such as free radicals.

3 - As an aphrodisiac - the asparagus is considered a psycho-physiological aphrodisiac because of its shape. It is said to trigger the mind to have a physiological response. The French word for asparagus is asperge; asperge is a slang word for penis.

4 - Against cancer - asparagus in high in folate which is now known to be an important protection against cancer. Note: Folate is found naturally in leafy green vegetables, and citrus fruits. While folic acid is said to be the same as folate, folic acid is the supplemental form. It is always recommeded that you get health benefits from eating healthy whole foods.

5 - Reducing pain and inflammation - it is the folate that helps reduce inflammation.

6 - Preventing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis - asparagus has vitamin K which studies have shown can help prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin K aids in bone formation and repair. It is also necessary for the synthesis of osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is the protein in bone tissue on which calcium crystallizes. Asparagus has been listed as the number one source of vitamin K.

7 - Reducing the risk of heart disease - it is the folate that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

8 - Preventing birth defects - getting enough folate (doctors often recommend the folic acid supplement) is especially important for women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Having a folate deficiency has been correlated with increased risk of Spina Bifida (a spinal cord birth defect) and also anencephaly (a neural tube defect). Folate helps to regulate embryonic and fetal nerve cell formation and may also help to prevent premature births.

Additionally, studies have shown that the nutritional benefits of asparagus can help prevent and treat urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Overall, asparagus is rich in potassium, vitamin A, folate, glutathione, and vitamin K. It is high in fiber, has no sodium, is low in calories and has no cholesterol or fat.

You may notice some asparagus spears are thick and some are thin. The thick ones are best for roasting or steaming. I find steaming the best and also very quick. The thin spears are ideal for the grill or if you are planning to sautee.

For optimum health benefits it is suggested that asparagus be eaten raw.

Before eating, the woody stem should be removed from both the thick spears and the thin. Peel only the thick spears before cooking.

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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

I love asparagus, so it's good to know that it's also good for me! So many health benefits I had no idea about. I was in Germany recently and they had an asparagus (spargel) market, it was so great, stalls and stalls of the stuff!

A great hub, thanks!


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Wow, I did't didn't know that the aparagus was so potent, annd vital. thanks for that explosive hub. creativeone59


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Moon Daisy! Imagine an asparagus (spargel) market - I love it! Kind of amazing but shows the Germans knew all along the great benefits of asparagus.

Hello creativeone59! It's nice to know another food person like yourself! Glad you enjoyed reading the hub!

Thanks a lot!


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

mmmm Asparagus, recently tossed some asparagus spears and fresh mushrooms in olive oil, and roasted them in the oven.. yumm!!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds excellent! I'll look for some tomorrow. And I love mushrooms and olive oil and all that good stuff. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.


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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

Great information once again. I think I'm going to stock up on some before my surgery this friday since it's good at reducing pain and inflammation! Who new it's an aphrodisiac as well!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

BK Creative,

Another Great Healthy Hub! I love asparagus. You have given some very good healthy tips as always! Well done!

Blessings


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Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

Regarding the asparagus market, I know that June is the month for asparagus in Germany and when you live there you eat, see and smell nothing but asparagus. Therefore you get an asparagus market.

Great Hub, keep on writing and give me ideas to get rid of my fat belly. Thanks


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

Hallo! Yes, we were there around that time (in Regensberg). I hadn't realised before that Germans grew so much asparagus. I can imagine that when you're eating, seeing and smelling nothing but asparagus, the novelty must wear off pretty quick! (Although I guess you would get very healthy. :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Veronica Allen! - that sounds like the best idea. Also looking forward to the next part of your hub about the surgery. That French word for asparagus, I fell across that as I was doing research about aphrodisiacs - who knew about the slang? Meanwhile, take it real easy!

Hello Deborrah K Ogans - thanks so much for the compliment! I'm so glad you like these healthy hubs! It is inspiring me to do more research and write more. There was a time our elders knew the benefits of all foods - and we ate to prevent illness and to heal. I want to be just as great as my mother when it comes to nutrition.

Hello, Hello, hello! (I like how those 3 hellos look)- I'm glad you find the info useful. Soon we all will have great bellies! By next summer we can flaunt it! Perhaps next June in honor of the German asparagus market!

Hello Moon Daisy! I have learned something new - about this asparagus market. Who would just sit around and think 'hmmm I wonder if there are any asparagus markets in the world?' You have to just accidentally come across these things as you did. This is good for me because next time I get together with friends - I can be the one to bring up this fact. We like stuff like this! Thanks for the info.


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

I just found this!

http://www.financialpost.com/scripts/story.html?id...

Everything you ever wanted to know about asparagus in Germany, lol!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

What a great article Moon Daisy - I just read it all!

It's interesting to note that the Germans are doing something we used to do - eating this asparagus in season and fresh, right out of the ground - for optimal health benefits. Now we have summer foods in the winter because they are imported from South America. Not a good idea.

Thanks again for taking the time to do this!


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

You're welcome. I enjoyed reading it too.

Yes, the Germans seem to be getting it right. As well as optimal health benefits they're buying and eating fresh, local food, great for the environment too! We also have summer foods in winter, which is nice up to a point, but not really necessary, and not a very good idea in the big scheme of things.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Moon Daisy! We have to remember the big scheme of things - always! Thanks again for the article and the link here in your comment above - because other readers can take a look also! My cousin would love this and I'll send it to him now - he was recently in Germany!


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zeromarket 7 years ago

This is an excellent hub i found some good asparages info out here just a pity i can seem to find a supplier here in the u.k anyway thanks and keep up the good work

andy


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Thanks for sharing. I couldn't really collect it. Though i could see that the health benefits are enormous.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello zeromarket! Thanks for the compliment - it inspires me to keep up with this kind of research!

Hello Philipo - I'm so glad Americans are getting it and going back to real food. As you say the health benefits are enormous!

Thank you for writing!


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I am a vegetable fanatic, and I like asparagus, but I didn't know about the multitude of benefits it provides. Now I'm more inclined to eat more asparagus. Thank you for all of your research.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm with you fastfreta - love the vegetables. I do need to eat more of everything. I enjoy the research. I'd like to one day be as smart as my mother who knew what we needed to eat, why, and when! Our elders were truly nutritionist!


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olga-kay 7 years ago

This hub is so fun and informative. I love asparagus! I didn't know it was considered an aphrodisiac. :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you olga-kay!

Glad you found the hub informative - and about aphrodisiacs - I'm finding out that so many foods are considered aphrodisiacs and in this case based in appearance. Interesting!


oilerblue 7 years ago

WOW. I love asparagus, but had no idea that the health benefits were so diverse. Great article. Thanks for the education.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you for the compliment and thank you for commenting oilerblue! I'm glad you found the hub useful!


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MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

You could probably pick any vegetable and write an entire article on the health benefits of that vegetable. I remember seeing one just the other day from a girl here on the benefits of cabbage. I honestly wonder if there are any vegetables that don't have health benefits? That would be an awesome article. "Don't eat Broccoli... it's not only tastes yucky it's bad for you!"... :) I actually like broccoli though.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true MikeNV - overall every veg or fruit has tremendous nutritional value! What I aim to do is tell you more specifically what it's good for. That's why we need a variety because we need a variety of nutrients.

There are some we can pass on like iceburg lettuce - not as nutritional as darker greens but easy to grow and ship - but should only be used sparingly.

Then there is the whole issue of blood type and diet - for some reason Americans are not told their blood type but I do believe that means some foods are more beneficial. I'm A-pos - and I should never eat meat and I have no desire for it. Cabbage is not beneficial to me - and blah blah blah - I can go on and on...

Thanks for writing!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

I'll have to eat more asparagus now. I love it on my chicken salad sandwich. Will have to check out some recipes! It's always great to learn from you Bk!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you IslandVoice/Soul Sister. I feel the same about you and just enjoyed my bit of kona coffee and kona beer (reading) - thanks a lot!


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Cameron Dinsdale 7 years ago

It really is one of nature's superfoods, and while many people don't like to eat anything green, I love it! Cool hub.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Cameron Dinsdale!

It surprises me when people announce proudly that they hate vegetables - it makes staying healthy so much easier.

Thank you for the compliment!


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sheryld30 7 years ago from California

Oooh!~ I need to start growing Asparagus right now! :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Lucky you sheryld30, that you have a garden!

There can be nothing healthier than pulling the asparagus right out of the ground. Great for you!

I enjoyed reading your hubs!


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Mitch King 7 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

As good as asparagus is for us it is hard to believe that it is not more common on the tables across the country.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Mitch King! In fact it was a long time before I discovered asparagus. Years ago it was such a rare vegetable. You almost did want to try it. I think with folks demanding more local foods and fresh - we are seeing more asparagus - finally.


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Catherine R 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Well - I never realised how good for you it was. I love it. We eat a lot of it when it is in season. We can always get it but I don't like to buy imported vegetables so I only buy seasonal. If you don't want to eat it raw then the thing is to steam for just the shortest time - 2 minutes or less so that it is still firm. Nothing worse than an overcooked asparagus. And of course you can always tell if you have been eating asparagus because it makes the urine smell very strange - much to my children's amusement. If you never noticed this before then you will now!


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healthgoji 7 years ago

You can also buy it in glass jars for people with no time to cook. Just pop open a jar and heat it in the microwave.

With hollandaise sauce. Probably not as nutritious but this saves lots of time and energy for the working class with no time to cook much.

J.


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edguider 7 years ago

Great hub especially this point "can help prevent birth defects". We are working on our 2nd child so I will stock up on the Asparagus


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nothing like fresh food to keep us healthy edguider! There is a food for everything. I'm so glad we are remembering this. What better way to help give our babies a healthy start! Good for you!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Catherine R! Glad to learn asparagus is getting the recognition it deserves. I've put it in the steamer for perhaps a minute too long and yes, it's mush. Love the urine smell - means it's really fresh!

Healthgoji - I'm glad you said jars. The cans have BPA liners and it's just not tasty at all.

Thanks for commenting!


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travel_man1971 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

A very nice hub, BkCreative! Asparagus farming is now an alternative source of income in our country, Philippines, especialy in Minadanao area. Farmers are now exporting it to different parts of the world. You can eat it raw or just parboil it and presto it's already a meal if you are minimizing your carbo intake.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for that info travel-man1971!

I do like staying on top of things. This is interesting to know. I hadn't thought of it as an export.


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enlightenedpsych2 7 years ago from n.e. portion of U.S. on Planet earth

An excellent food, excellent hub and now I wish the farmers market was not closed. Oh well there is always tomorrow. Anyway, the whole hub was interesting but I caution about those who take any medications that an increase of potassium would harm them worse. I will have to do some research to find out which synthetic drugs carry that caution for diet.

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Too bad we take so many synthetic drugs that we have to be warned away from real whole foods and side effects and not the deadly side effects of drugs - those are hidden as long as possible. But I do think Americans are finally in transition and making a move away from the endless pharmaceuticals.

Thanks for the reminder.


PWalker281 7 years ago

I absolutely LOVE asparagus! Eat it just about every day. Glad to know it has so many health benefits!! Thanks for sharing!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello PWalker! So glad you love asparagus and all it's health benefits! So nice to meet you and I enjoy all your great hubs!

Thanks for commenting!


Robert Ballard 7 years ago

A great hub and informative as well. I never have been a fan of asparagus but with this new information will be getting in on the benefits of having some in my diet.

Robert Elias Ballard


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Leop 7 years ago

I have to tell you, this is amazing information. I always eat asparagus but did not really think it offers so much. Now I am going to make it part of my diet. Way to go!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Robert Ballard! I'm so glad the hub is making a difference - mainly with Americans going back to eating real foods. And we need to know what everything is good for so we can eat accordingly!

Nice to meet you Leop. Glad you found the information amazing! Some things surprised me too, like the aphrodisiac benefits!

Yay for food!

Thanks for writing!


Lord Bryan 7 years ago

I love them. Best is to roast them and pour a little olive oil and pepper on them. I don't eat salt. And yum.

Lord Bryan


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Lord Bryan! It sounds so good - a little olive oil - oh yeah!


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hgsouth 7 years ago

I love asparagus! Put olive oil on them and throw em on the grill. PERFECTO!


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

Great informative Hub about health benefits of wonderful Asparagus. This is a good for vegetarians! Thanks a lot!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello hgsouth - it seems a bit of olive oil and a grill are the eating methods of choice. Sounds great! I throw them in the wok with a little olive oil, garlic and sea salt for a quick roll around - sooooo good!

You're welcome ratnaveera! I'm not a meat/poultry eater so asparagus and all these great foods keep me healthy.

Thank you for commenting!


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seemorebangkok 7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

I love asparagus too. Ever notice after eating asparagus your urine stinks? Great hub by the way!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello seemorebangkok - I have heard that from my cousin who tends to a) eat too much of it, and b) get the freshest - often out of his garden. It seems if you do one or the other you may get those wonderful results.

Glad to hear from you!


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kephrira 7 years ago from Birmingham

I had no idea it was so good for you. It makes a nice change to read about he health benefits of something I like instead of things I don't like.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for writing kephrira. I'm glad you found the information useful. I have to think of some more healthy hubs to write. It's good to know what certain foods are good for so we can eat what we need to stay healthy!


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Jose Aliaga 7 years ago from PERU-USA

I love asparagus my country Peru produces a lot of asparagus

Nice article.

Thank you


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Jose Aliaga. Yay - for Peru!

Thanks for writing!


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christophallen 7 years ago

Awesome hub. I love asparagus and would eat it even if it wasn't so good for you!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Glad you found the hub awesome! What a grand thing to say about asparagus!

Thanks for writing!


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Lee Boolean 7 years ago

again, nice useful and well written hub BK-)

Asparagus, yea love it to bits, as some of your German readers stated already, its one of the things everyone looks forward to here, the taste and smell is almost synonymous with the European summer getting underway.

The health benefits sometimes get dropped a bit since a lot of Germans smother them in hollandaise sauce which is not quite that good for the girt, personally I'll go with just a dab of butter.

I am not too sure about the aphrodisiac effect though, since it does make you reek just a bit, its hard to imagine the oral variations being much of a turn on. Other than that, great article, great vegetable but unfortunately a long wait for the next season.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you for the compliment Lee Boolean!

How lucky that you get to eat asparagus in season. It makes a tremendous difference. I think many of us forgot what that meant. I never thought about it as a visual aphrodisiac until I read about it - and now I will forever see it that way! That's what happens.

Glad you found the hub useful!


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Isabellas 7 years ago from Ohio

I knew that it had a ton of health benefits, but did not realize that they had this much! I finally got my husband to enjoy them as much as I do.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Isabellas! I'm so glad you found this information useful - and in getting your husband to enjoy them as well!

Thanks for writing!


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desert blondie 7 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

Thoroughly enjoyed the information from this hub!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you desert blondie. Nice to meet you and so glad you enjoyed the information.

Thanks for commenting!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

I have been hearing alot of good things about this vegetable, I have tried them steamed and it just is a taste that will take awhile to get used to.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Love your new avatar Research Analyst! And thanks for writing!


sunknowledge 6 years ago from Kolkata

Interesting hub! Did not know Asparagus had so many benefits. Will be definitely sharing it with our clients.

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for writing sunknowledge! I too learn so much every time I do some research!


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nikki1 6 years ago

Hi, great hub/ I love as asparagus ;D


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Anti Aging - isn't it great to know that real food is THE best anti aging product out there!

Nice to meet you nikki1 - thanks for commenting!


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GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

I love asparagus! It's good to know it's so healthy. We have planted about 50 plants in our garden--home grown is some of the best!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Wow! You can't beat homegrown - how tasty - how healthy! Great to meet you too! Thanks for commenting!


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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

I've always eaten it, but now I know why I do.

Thanks


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome HealthyHanna! Thank you to for writing!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds good losestomachfat! Glad the season is back again too for fresh asparagus. Thanks for your input!

Thanks for writing!


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ehrendreich 6 years ago from Manitowoc, WI USA

Well execute and thoughtful. Thanks for this piece.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome ehrendreich! Thanks for commenting!


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

Yum! I am looking forward to spring because asparagus is one of my favorites!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Me too Specialk3749! Can't wait for all the spring veggies and summer fruits. Ahhh! Life is good!

Thanks for commenting!


Novel 6 years ago

An interesting Hub. I hadn't thought about the benefits of asparagus before. I just know that it makes a tasty starter with ham and mayo.

Thanks for the info. I'll have more now.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Ah, Novel - great idea as a starter - thanks for your suggestion. I'm looking forward to a great asparagus season.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank so much for visiting the hub and leaving a comment!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i love hearing good things about food i love to eat......thx 4 share


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome loveofnight! Thanks for commenting! I just bought so much asparagus I couldn't eat it all. Well, all things in moderation. Whew!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Great Hub BK I am also embarking on writing about this wonderful veggie too, hehehe, but in another perspective thanks for sharing...


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Just included this wonderful hub of yours in my latest article about asparagus. I hope I hope I have your blessings otherwise I am getting rid of your link in my hub.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much General Howitzer. I just checked out your brilliant asparagus hub! So well done.

I am a big fan now!


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Brilliant information-I'm just a recent convert to this veg,I have to get more.


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pathannaziya1 6 years ago from nadiad

thanks


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carmellowyoshi 6 years ago

Nice hub! I am going to plant some asparagus this weekend!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Me too itakins - I pick it up a bit more now - and it seems to be in season and on sale. I had some about a week ago - quite good!

You're welcome pathananziya1!

Oooo, lucky you carmellowyoshi - to be able to plant. Can't beat super fresh!

Thanks for the comments!


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Health Wise 6 years ago

I've started eating Asparagus again as I've heard of its amazing health benefits. Here's a quick simple recipe which will get anyone to add it to their favorite foods list. Boil it until soft. Place it on a baking tray and cover with blue cheese. Wait for a few minutes till it melts. This is the recipe which got me back on Asparagus for good. Its delicious :) . Thanks for the great info, I'm book marking this hub & I've also rated it up.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for checking out the hub Health Wise. Good to meet you too. I like the idea that the cheese can melt because the asparagus is hot enough - there is no other step. This can now be shared with other hubbers.


Melanie Munn 6 years ago

Asparagus has so many health benefits. The best thing about it is it's also delicious. High in folate and tastey too!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for the input Melanie Munn!


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fucsia 6 years ago

thanks for the info! I had no idea that the asparagus had so many qualities!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Isn't it great fucsia - to find that all the nutrition we need is there waiting for us! Thanks for your comment!


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revitawellness 6 years ago from Mecklenburg

Super hub! You have covered everything. Now that it is in season - I just bought such a big bunch I couldn't eat it all!

Thanks for so much good information!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome - I appreciate the compliment. Nice to meet you too!


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edguider 6 years ago

"has anti-aging functions". Nice!! Going to start eating more Asparagus now :)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think I'll pick up some when I got out to the market this a.m. - thanks for reminding me! Yay!


Jennifer Gait 6 years ago

I don't know if Hippocrates knew about asparagus, but it certainly fits with his statement "Let food be your medicine and medicine your food."

The anti-inflammatory effects of the folate content are extremely important in helping reduce the effects of gum disease and in preventing heart disease. Inflammation in the body has been shown to reduce the life span.

Another good thing about asparagus is that it is very easy to grow. It needs an undisturbed permanent spot in the garden, but if you have the room you can eat lots of asparagus in the spring at very little cost.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for your added input Jennifer Gait. I appreciate it. Food has healed us for thousands and thousands of years - and still can. Best of all it prevented disease - something we tend to think has to be cured and not prevented.

As you wrote, grow it if you can. We have a whole 'nother issue with pesticides and GM foods. We need gardens again!

Thanks again!


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strutzas 6 years ago from Kualapuu, Hawaii

Very good healthy tips, asparagus is so tasty and really good for our body.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much strutzas! I appreciate your comment!


dak 6 years ago

Thank you for a very informative article

Very interesting.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome dak. I'm glad you found the article interesting. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Sally6767 6 years ago

asparagus tastes gross and i can't imagine eating it to get this nutrients


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Oooh, too bad Sally6767! I wonder sometimes about the asparagus on the supermarket shelf. Is it GM? Old? Sprayed with pesticides? No telling what condition it is when we finally get it. I have purchased some that was inedible - ugh! It was just tough. Once it was tasteless. But when it's good - it's good.

Nice to meet you by the way!


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Hi BkCreative, After reading this and with all of the comments, there is one other health benefit of asparagus, and that is it helps tremendously with the pain of kidney stones. Minutes after ingesting asparagus my pain was attenuated until I could see a doctor.


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AntNel 6 years ago

Asparagus is so good! I made a hub on finding reliable health information online, which will help you find even more health benefits to the foods you eat. http://hubpages.com/health/Finding-Reliable-Health...


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much lightning john - there is nothing like a personal experience and recommendation! Imagine - food can heal! And it's been doing it all along.

And thanks for further resources AntNel. It is appreciated! I'll check out your hub.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Great health facts BKCreative! I had no idea asparagus was so healthy for you. I try to get it when it is in season and on sale. I know it this an excellent source of fiber.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome 2besure and good point too - it should be in season and on sale.

Thanks for commenting!


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thegreenerme 6 years ago

I actually ate a lot of asparagus when I was pregnant - I had a craving for it. It's good to hear that it's so good for pregnant women.

I didn't know it could be grown so easily, either. I'll have to give it a try next year. I just retweeted this hub, everyone should know about these amazing health benefits!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for sharing that thegreenerme - we do actually crave certain things but don't know how to listen to our bodies.

I'm glad you reaped the benefits during pregnancy. And thanks so much for the retweet!


low platelets 6 years ago

Hey I love them too. But must confess that I rarely eat them. Somehow they have not been in my diet for a long time. I have noticed my wife eating them once in a while. And I remember Dr. Shook ( a famous herbalist) recommending an extract of asparagus of heart disease. So this confirms what you are saying. Thanks for the details.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome low platelets! When I think about it - and the fact that we are supposed to eat foods 'in season' - it's not too unusual to eat these rarely. But when I do they are satisfying. Thanks for writing!


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shai77 6 years ago

Love asparagus and dugg this Hub. :-)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much shai77 for loving - and commenting! Yay!


joydeep 6 years ago

health is something which is to be cared properly,no negligence can be allowed.I am happy that some "health is wealth" related hub is there,it simply educates the people and helps them lead a better life.I take proud in giving a 'hats off' to you!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you so much joydeep. We are truly paying for our negligence here in the US - we are an unhealthy nation - but have finally realized that we have to take back responsibility.

Thank you for writing!


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Trevor Paul 6 years ago

Really great hubpage! Thank you for sharing and I love asparagus.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome Trevor Paul - and thanks so much for writing! Yay!


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HealthQuote 6 years ago

i love steamed asparagus with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds perfect HealthQuote. It's good to begin with so no need to smother it with sauces.


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cathylynn99 6 years ago from northeastern US

try steamed (8 min in microwave) asparagus sprinkled with parmesan.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds good cathylynn - thanks for sharing. So many fresh foods are so quick and easy - no reason to eat canned.


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eatingright 6 years ago

Asparagus is seldom on my dinner menu. I eat more locally grown veggies for the simple reason - it's cheaper! I enjoyed reading your hub. Tks for sharing.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Locally grown is always ideal eatingright! Here in NYC we are getting more food directly from the farm and it is sooooo much cheaper and tastier.

Nice to meet you by the way. Thanks for writing!


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lindaadams37 6 years ago

Nice brief up about Asparagus and its holistic effects on human body. For a while I thought you are talking about Yoga.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

How great that you put the two together lindaadams37! Looking back over the list, yoga would certainly apply.

Thanks for commenting!


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eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

You always put great information out there for your readers to enjoy. I am into natural healing myself so your articles are favorites of mine. You can purchase glutathione in capsule form but why would you want to when you can eat great tasting asparagus and get the same protection plus many other benefits? Thanks for sharing. I like your articles and will read more.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad you pointed out eventsyoudesign that the real thing is always better than the copy. Eat fresh real food and reap all the other nutritional benefits and fiber.

Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you are enjoying my hubs - I am enjoying your hubs as well. I love a well planned event!


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

yummies


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Agreed Neil Sperling! Thanks for commenting!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Well I don't see that I have been here yet so I must have read about the benefits from another hub but I also read one on okra so I have been making sort of a soup of okra, asparagus, onions and tomatoes and it is really good and sometimes I put it over wheat noodles or brown rice. I have some zip bags of it froze(about a pint) since my husband won't try it and I can get it down to have real often.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You make the best soups Pollyannalana. Thanks for sharing that mix. And I thought for sure you had been here before. We write each other so often.

Thanks for commenting! Yay!


Eric de Jesus 6 years ago

Great review BkCreative! You've pinpointed every minor details on this. Fruits have an almost miraculous capability if you really researched on the benefits of it. For example, A banana can help people who want to quit smoking because of the potassium content, and the guyabano is said to be 1,000 more effective than any chemotherapy can do to cancer. Thank you for the great information


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D.Virtual.Doctor 6 years ago from Europe

This must be a great revelation. Thanks for sharing and I hope to know more about this natural herb.

Great hub...


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Great information Eric de Jesus! Certainly time to further research the guyabano. And bananas and smoking - that will make a great hub. We are finally catching on to what ancient cultures have known and proven for thousands of years. We have to remember that profit is the motive here not health. Thanks for commenting!

Thanks D.Virtual.Doctor. I'm so glad we are finally realizing that food is here to keep us healthy. And it works! Nice to meet you too by the way!


LORD BRYAN 5 years ago

As I re-read your pages, I forgot to add this when I wrote before. I love them. One day I roasted a very large batch of them. I cannot say how many I ate but it was way over the top. Then for the next day or so, I noticed I was having to pee A LOT. We couldn't figure why, then it was brought to my attention, I had eaten so many the day before. And sure enough, after some research, eating to many asparagus make you go. And I mean go.

Lord Bryan


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Well LORD BRYAN - sounds like you got a good detoxing. Glad you came back again. Thanks for sharing that information.


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membersa 5 years ago from USA

Asparagus is really very nutritious and the health benefits are well outlined here.

Thanks for the great info...


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad you like the hub membersa! Thanks for writing!


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freehans 5 years ago from Philippines

This is a very nice hub. This is really a great reality. I'm glad to have read this informative hub.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you freehans - I appreciate your comment! Yay!


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my-success-guru 5 years ago from Upstate NY

Wow great insighful Hub! "glutathione - an amino acid compound with protent antioxidant properties; a must as an anti-aging deterrent. Glutathione (GSH) is an antioxidant that protects cells from toxins such as free radicals."


antdr 5 years ago

What is written about asparagus is true; but I have specifically proven its benefit against urinary tract infection---- I was starting with quite painful episodes of urinating, and I knew I had to go to the doctor for a prescription of antibiotics. But I decided to treat myself with asparagus---- bottled ones as they were out of season; green, white and all the juice/water in the bottle. I felt better in no time,no more pain in passing urine immediately. I continued taking a lot more, just to be sure the infection does not recur.... and it never did! I cannot believe that could be true without antibiotics!


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CalgaryGuy 5 years ago from Canada

That's great information about asparagus. I love the stuff, but it's bad for causing gout so got to have it sparingly. Otherwise it's a great food!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you for the compliment and comment my-success-guru. And thanks for adding more information. It is appreciated!

I'm glad you shared a personal experience here antdr - this is the best kind of information. I'm more likely than ever - to treat myself as well. Meanwhile, so many of my friends are so ill - yet all under a doctor's care - it makes no sense.

True CalgaryGuy - we must remember to do all things in moderation. Thanks for sharing that information.


Izabella Jonsson 5 years ago

Amazing, it's like a miracle veggie!

thanks for the info.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Izabella Jonsson! Thanks so much for commenting! I am so surprised at all these benefits. Ah, food!


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Craan 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks for letting me know all about asparagus. I like it however, I noticed that it produces an intoxicating odor in my urine. This is why I don't eat much of it. A holistic doctor confirmed my observation however, he did not tell me why asparagus produces a smelly urine in people. I wonder why this happens?


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

My cousin said the same thing, Craan. I'm thinking it may be the cooking. According to the research I did, this vegetable is best eaten raw for optimal health benefits. Yet most often we are told to cook it.

Thanks for commenting.


Health Store 5 years ago

Nice Hub BkCreative very informative and well organized, I did not know that Asparagus have so many benefits thanks for the very informative hub


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Health Store. Glad you found this informative. Thanks for commenting!


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sportandhealth 5 years ago

I actually grow asparagus in my garden and I love it. It's so tasty and even better with all these health benefits.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

What a thrill sportandhealth - to have real asparagus growing right there in your garden. You are reaping all the benefits - yay!

Thanks for commenting!


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bcatgray 5 years ago from United States of America

Excellent article. I love asparagus, but had no idea that there were so many benefits to eating it. Now, I just wish that I could find good stalks here in my area. Seems like they are all so skimpy looking. LOL


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you bcatgray. I have to say, I had no idea that more than 20,000 people would read this about asparagus. I've been hesitant to buy any of late. Stalks seems to be everywhere but I don't think they are season.

Nice to meet you by the way. Thanks so much for commenting!


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Placid 5 years ago

Wow, I never knew Asparagus was such an amazing vegetable. Thanks.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome. I continue to be surprised. Thanks for writing! Enjoy!


Joshua 5 years ago

I had no idea that Asparagus holds so many health benefits. One reason could be that it's not part of cuisine where I come from. But next time I go to supermarket, I am going to get some.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for taking the time to write Joshua. I hope you try it and like it.


fionageler 5 years ago from london

love your posts i am diet expert over the years


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the comment fionageler!


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surgimesh 5 years ago from Santa Monica

That was a nice page full of information.. Thanks for sharing this. Thumbs up!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome surgimesh. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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sunnymarie 5 years ago

Great Hub! I love asparagus,thanks for sharing


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome - great to meet you!


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quicksand 5 years ago

I shall remember asparagus on my next visit to the supermaket. Thanks! :)


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome quicksand -thanks for commenting!


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lindaadams37 5 years ago

Now these are the things that keep me brooding over the fact that when being vegetarian is so healthy way of living life what's the harm in sparing animals.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Isn't it lovely lindaamas37? There is so much nutrition in fresh vegetables.

Thanks for commenting!


Ann, acne no more specialist 5 years ago

I've always believed that asparagus has health benefits since it's a vegetable and vegetables are considered healthy. I didn't know its exact health benefits until I read your hub. Very informative post indeed. I love it when I boil the asparagus and dip it into a mayonnaise. yummy!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Seems asparagus is such a super food - I am learning more about it each day.

Thanks so much for writing!


Video Rob 5 years ago

I love asparagus, it tastes so good. But it does make my wee smell


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I guess it's worth the wee smell Video Rob! I had no idea there were so many asparagus lovers. Last I checked more than 30,000 people read this hub!


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Donald1960 5 years ago from United States

I love asparagus. And they are very good for health. What a combination!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Donald1960 - you just have to love nature!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Julian Stephens - such kind compliments - I do appreciate it! Yay! Would you believe this has been my most read article, nearly 35,000 people as of today!


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gypsumgirl 5 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

Thank you for this hub! I just discovered it and enjoyed learning about asparagus' health benefits. I love asparagus...in stir-fry, roasted w/olive oil, or chopped up in a salad!

Thanks for a great read!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm so glad to hear this appreciation of good food gypsumgirl. Ah asparagus. I wish I could grow it. Maybe soon! Thanks for writing.


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seemasaiyom 5 years ago

Hi,

great info....i will follow the instructions and thanks for the good news...

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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome seemasaiyom - thanks for writing!


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gajanis786 5 years ago

Excellent healthy information.......yes I agree that involving Asparagus in your daily meal helps you avoid many diseases.....Thanks.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome gajanis786. Thanks for writing! Pretty soon I am going to start craving asparagus!


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Great article. I love asparagus. This is a favorite and you have given me even more reason to love it. Thanks for another useful article. Teresa


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome eventsyoudesign. Thanks for writing!


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Balinese 5 years ago from Ireland

love asparagus -

special white asparagus.

thanks for sharing.

become your fan now

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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think I will try the white asparagus this year - thanks for the idea. And nice to meet you - I'm a follower now!


tiffany 5 years ago

I need help when I eat asparagus it makes my urine smell bad can anyone help me out on this I love to eat the stuff but cant stand the smell afterwards thanks big d


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hmm. I have no problem but my cousin does. Just had some that I stir-fried lightly in red palm oil.

I've also steamed it with no problems (but prefer the stir fry). So honestly I don't know why some people have a problem and others don't. I never eat it raw - which my cousin does and maybe that's his problem.


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RichardCMckeown 5 years ago

Amazing! That is how asparagus contributes to health. Nice hub.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks RichardCMckeown. I must say I am still a bit surprised at how many lovers of asparagus are out there. I appreciate the comment!


kims3003 5 years ago

Well done hub! Nice work


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks kim3003!


fashion 5 years ago

Informative hub.well done


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks you fashion!


rainever 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing. Good lens.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you for writing rainever!


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happypuppy 5 years ago

I love asparagus, especially grilled. Hmm, I should eat more of them now because I need to get rid of my belly fat. Thanks for sharing!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome happypuppy. Great to meet you and I'm enjoying your hubs!


Lyra Carillet 5 years ago

I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!

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sally t. 5 years ago

very informative. Very good article.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Lyra Carillet. Your comment is very much appreciated. How kind.

Thank you too, sally t.

Yay!


Ron 4 years ago

Sounds amazing.

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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Ron. Sharp looking man there on your website!


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drmingle 4 years ago from United States

"Pills should only be used as a supplement and not in the place of whole foods."

I couldn't have wrote it any better myself.

Good job and keep up the good writing.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you drmingle. Good food and good health is still within our reach.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for commenting cure gout naturally. I'll leave your link here so others can check it out as well.


Valerie 4 years ago

I just recently developed a taste for asparagus. Oh, I wish I had YEARS ago!! Since eating it...I am no longer on diuretics, have lost ALOT of weight (especially around the belly), and truly believe it is helping me fight my cancer. I just feel BETTER overall when I have eaten a healthy portion for supper...or even alone as a snack. And since eating it...I crave OTHER greens...simply amazing. Just wish I would have started YEARS ago.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Wow Valerie - well how great that you did start and are reaping all the benefits. I am so glad you wrote - there is nothing better than a personal recommendation. Thanks a million!


Ron Johnson 4 years ago

Thanx so much I love it after reading this, love it even more!!!


Ron Johnson 4 years ago

Would like to know more about its belly busting properties, how much should I eat, steamed vs raw, etc. I am male and fighting hard to get rid of stomach fat. This info has motivated me


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Ron Johnson. It seems a very, very quick steaming is the best way to eat them - and they do cook so fast that they can be mushy. It seems 3-4 spears are just enough.

All things in moderation, though, and certainly a variety works best. In fact I added a couple links (at the top of the comments above - the first 2) that will show you a range of foods that help reduce belly fat. And one surprise is a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil each day - well, I get almost immediate results. If I don't do the EVOO I get a bit puffy.

Thanks for taking the time to comment - twice!


Mark 4 years ago

Seems to help with acid reflux.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Really glad you shared that Mark!


Dena 4 years ago

Hi moon daisy!! im so glad to find out about new foods and how there benefits to help us in our health. Have a silly question Im a single mom just trying new things and i would like to buy some aspragus but not sure how to prepare them and cook them. If anybody is reading this could maybe give a gal some advice thanks! Moon daisy thanks again for such great site!!!


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Dena,

Keep in mind that steaming is not only the fastest method - it also retains most of the nutrients so after you steam quickly you can spritz with a bit of olive oil and sea salt. Me, I just like them steamed and enjoy the full flavor without changing it a bit! Thanks for writing!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Thank you for this great informative article. It's perfect for my book of eating healthy. I love collecting articles that help me every way possible to eat better. Love it! Voted up! Lisa


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much Lisa and by the way I am now a big fan of yours. Oh yay!


OFF THE WALL GANG 4 years ago

THAT'S WHY I LOVE ASPARAGUS! !


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for writing OFF THE WALL GANG! Enjoy!


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WarwickWyatt 4 years ago from Hertfordshire, England, UK

Great info, Asparagus is POWERFUL!


Kassidi 4 years ago

Oh my goodness really?! Then asparagus is my number 1 favorite green veggie! It not only tastes appealing but, has mega health benefits than I've seen! Since it detoxifies, no wonder why urine smells funky after...


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It truly is powerful WarwickWyatt!

Ah, yes Kassidi - you've explained it well. So many have said their urine smells but they may have been in the greatest need of a good detox. This makes sense to me. Thanks!


germanie 4 years ago

I did don't know that's about good food,I love it!


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rsusan 4 years ago from South Africa

Great hub, BkCreative! I love to add asparagus to my fresh vegetable juicing recipes. This is an easy way to gain maximum access to all the good stuff in them!


Wendy 4 years ago

I love this vegetable roasted never tried it in liquid form. I just found out it is good as a detoxify, but I eat the whole thing stem and all. Is that bad? I can eat almost a whole bushel.


Sitense 4 years ago from Houston

You can also buy it in glass jars for people with no time to cook. Just pop open a jar and heat it in the microwave.

With hollandaise sauce. Probably not as nutritious but this saves lots of time and energy for the working class with no time to cook much.

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breach 4 years ago

I have been eating aspargus almost everyday,thanks from all those health benefits i can get from eating it.Very interesting.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Love the great comments - I learn so much. Thank you all for taking the time to write. Yay!


Salvatore Hidalgiano 4 years ago

Love your article and the comments!!

I have a question, can you cook asparagus in a slow cooker (crock- pot ) ? Where can I find a recipe ?


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hi Salvatore Hidalgiano - I've never tried to cook asparagus in a slow cooker - but it may be a good idea because the slow cookers retain so many nutrients.

I did an internet search and it showed only a couple recipes which weren't too appealing, most made asparagus part of a casserole recipe. If you try it and have a moment please do share if you are satisfied. Thanks for commenting!


sofia 3 years ago

Awesome information about healthy vegetables Asparagus, and it's very healthy for our health. thanks for sharing...........

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Felix 3 years ago

Excellent info.


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youbar 3 years ago from Los Angeles, California

I love asparagus. I almost always have some in the fridge.


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lmlynde 3 years ago from Nevada

Thanks for this wonderfully informative article about one of naturals wonders.....Asparagus! I will have to put it into the wonderfully vege category with spinach and invent some new recipes!


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Sofia! Thanks Felix!

youbar - thanks for commenting!

You're welcome lmlynde! Glad you enjoyed the hub!


WebWatcher Reviews 3 years ago

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kate 3 years ago

I love asparagus and my late husband grew it but here in Uk it is such a short season

How can we get it all the year round? Tinned.Frozen?


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you WebWatcher Reviews - I will check out your website.

Hi Kate! I have tried frozen and tinned and...argh! I'm here in NYC and we can have very long winters so no asparagus. We have to wait until it is in season. And then it really tastes great and maybe that's because we have to wait for it! I suspect it is most nutritious then too. Thanks for writing.


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SDMission 3 years ago from San Diego, CA

Basically, asparagus is awesome. Nice hub.


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks SDMission! I have to say when I wrote this I had no idea how many other asparagus lovers were out there. So far nearly a quarter million!


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Efficient Admin 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

I love asparagus and this is such an informative hub. I have some thin stem asparagus in the frig right now and was going to sauté it with some fennel, garlic, and olive oil.


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Adding fennel sounds exceptionally good - thanks for sharing that tip. Enjoy!


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Um, my diet is getting much better after reading articles like this. Keep up the good work buddy!


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