Asparagus has an interesting history, along the way, the Greeks and Roman have used them for food and medicinal purposes for over 2000 years, they believed in its healing and medicinal properties, and it is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Here are 5 beneficial facts you may not know about this javelin-shaped veggie that can be seen as symbolic for its age- and disease-fighting abilities.
First of all asparagus are loaded with nutrients and they are also a powerful source of fiber as well. What we especially want to highlight is their amount of as chromium, which is a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
Asparagus are a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals.
They are loaded with antioxidants, and it’s known for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, which can slow the aging process as well as help our brain fight cognitive decline, as we will see in the next fact.
Asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12 to help prevent cognitive impairment.
Finally (among the rest of benefits) it has very high levels of the amino acid asparagine (natural diuretic) that helps the body to get rid of excess salts.