May 24, 2011

Superfood + Supplement Series...Asparagus


There is no shortage of asparagus around the market lately and Spring is the best time to take advantage of them. Besides being one of the most flavorful vegetables around, asparagus is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins. A great source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. Along with avocado, kale and brussel sprouts, asparagus is also rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and helps to fight cancer. They are also packed with antioxidants which help slow the aging process. And the most well known fact is that they are full of amino acids which act as a natural diuretic helping to rid the body of excess fluids and salts, perfect since bikini season is here.

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