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The Awesome Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus

Updated on July 1, 2012
The wonderful vegetable - the asparagus.
The wonderful vegetable - the asparagus.

Delicious and Nutritious Eating Asparagus May Help You Prevent Certain Ailments and Diseases.

It is not just a delectable treat as asparagus proves to be one of the most nutritious vegetables one should regularly eat. It is in abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are beneficial to one’s health and it is also a potent force to aid you to prevent some ailments and diseases. Asparagus is loaded with proteins that are relatively low in carbohydrates and calories. It is also packed with potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C, and K, and some traces of Vitamin B Complex (which is also good for memory).

An excellent source of dietary fiber, asparagus is teeming with niacin and phosporous (which is good for those who are on a regular workouts). It has high content of an amino acid called asparagines that aids in cleansing the body of harmful toxins. The downside however is you will have a stinky urine after eating this vegetable. Don’t worry though, your kidney is all right and there is nothing to be anxious about it.

Asparagus as a gastronomic treat.
Asparagus as a gastronomic treat.

Eating asparagus can also provide great help in preventing some ailments and diseases.

Acidity – Being an alkaline-based food, asparagus is effective in lowering the acidity of the blood and helps cleanse the tissues and muscles of waste materials.

Arthritis and Rheumatism – Asparagus has a unique phytochemical that generates anti-inflammatory effect that aids in relieving arthritis and rheumatism.

Irregular Bowel Movement – Consumption of asparagus often may help you take full advantage of its relaxing effect and may help you acquire dietary fiber that aids you maintain regular bowel movement.

Cancer and Cataracts – Asparagus is a superb source of anti-oxidant and glutathione that helps facilitates the prevention of having cancer and lessens the progress of cataracts and other eye problems.

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia – Asparagus when made to a juice may help people control blood sugar level but not recommended for those who are experiencing an advance kidney diseases.

Diuretic – Asparagus efficacy as a diuretic is at its optimum when in juice form. The diuretic effects of asparagus may give relief to those who experiences Premenstrual Symptoms (PMS).

Heart Diseases – Drink small amount of asparagus combined with honey three times a day everyday may help you reinforce and strengthen weak and enlarged heart.

Kidney Stones – The kidney stones can be prevented or dissolved by the diuretic and alkaline properties present in the nutrients and minerals of asparagus. It can rip apart and disband oxalic acid crystals.

Best for Pregnant Women – Asparagus is a good source of folic acid, calcium and other minerals that are vital in lowering the risk of birth defects and low birth weight of babies.


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    • dyesebel10 profile image

      dyesebel10 

      8 years ago from USA

      I love to eat asparagus especially in sinigang and nilaga.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah it is SB thanks for dropping by...

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      Springboard 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love asparagus. Wasn't aware of all of the health benefits, so very interesting.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah in the Philippines...

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      houses philippines 

      8 years ago

      And it is also expensive, :D

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah you should...

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      Runway 

      8 years ago from New York

      I didn't know this! I'm going to go out and buy some asparagus right away!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      I hope it is BK...

      Too bad asparagus is very expensive and not common in our country Good Day!

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      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 sooooo much good information!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Hehehe yeah I am glad you know about it...

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      coffeesnob 

      8 years ago

      I knew there was more than one reason I liked asparagus

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Whoa my Buddy long time no see... Gotta visit your Hubs now I miss them though... You hated girls but you love them a lot now.

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      ralwus 

      8 years ago

      It's an amazing thing that a person can do a 180 on this wonderful thing, I now love it as much as I hated it as a child. funny that. Of course, for a while as a little boy, I hated girls too. LOL

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot Madam for the lovely comments...

    • msorensson profile image

      msorensson 

      8 years ago

      I love asparagus and eat it as often as I can find them fresh in the supermarket, GeneralHowitzer.

      Thank you for this lovely hub. I enjoyed it. I have never tried cooking it other than steaming, so thank you also for the other way to cook it!! I ought to try it sometime!!

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