8 Astonishing Health Benefits of Asparagus – Pentaglax Home Remedies

Asparagus is a vegetable that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Some of the health benefits associated with asparagus include improved heart health, reduced inflammation, better digestion, and enhanced cognitive function. Asparagus also contains anti-cancer properties and can help boost the immune system.

Asparagus is believed to originate from eastern mediteranean lands and asia minor.

You can consume asparagus frozen, raw, precooked, or preserved and it can be can be green, white, or purple in color.

Nutritional composition

Asparagus is a low calorie vegetable. A cup of cooked, trimmed asparagus has just 27 calories. It’s also a good source of fiber, with 3 grams per cup, and vitamin K, with 36% of the Daily Value in that same serving.

It is rich in B vitamins, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and a range of other antioxidants.

Asparagus health benefits

1. Weight loss

Asparagus is not only a rich source of fats and calories, but also contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, making it a good choice for people who are trying to lose weight.

Since your body digests fiber slowly, it helps you stay full for longer.

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2. Urinary tract infection

Asparagus contains asparagine, a diuretic amino acid that aids in flushing out excessive salts and water from your body thus protecting you from urinary tract infections.


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3. Boosts your mood

Asparagus is rich in folate and vitamin B12.

Deficiency of these nutrients has been found in people who suffer from depression.

Moreover, asparagus contains tryptophan, an amino acid that is associated in boosting mood.

4. Cancer

Asparagus is a rich source of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which help your body fight free radicals thus protecting you from cancer.

5. Immune system

Vitamin E, another important antioxidant found in asparagus aids in strengthening your immune system and also protects your cellls from harmful free radicals.

6. Libido

If you are looking to increase your performance in bed, asparagus might be the best choice.

Vitamin B6 and folate are known to boost the feeling of arousal,

Vitamin E stimulates estrogen hormones in women and testosterone in women.

7. Bone health

Asparagus is a rich source of vitamin K which aids in the absorption of calcium by your body.

8. Pregnancy

Reserach has shown that folic acid present in asparagus may aid in reducig premature birth defects by protecting pregnant women from neural tube defects.

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Published by Alfred Okoko

Life & Health Transformation Coach

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