Why You Should Eat Asparagus

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Green Asparagus

When I was growing up I hated asparagus.  Probably because the only asparagus my mother ever made was from a can.  Asparagus from a can is limp and mushy, or at least it was after it was cooked.   The rule in our family was that we had to eat some of everything on the table but we were allowed one food that we really didn’t like that we could pass on.  I chose asparagus to be that food.  However, as I have aged and discovered fresh asparagus I have developed more of a taste for it.  I can’t say I love it and that asparagus is my favorite food, but cooked right it is quite tasty.  I like the smaller asparagus a lot better than the larger stalks.  The larger asparagus tends to be stronger and a little tough.  We generally saute it in white wine and squeeze a little lemon juice on it.  Of course, hollandaise sauce is good over it as well as melted butter, but those may not be the healthiest choices.

Some of the benefits of asparagus are that it reduces the risk of heart disease, reduces pain and inflammation, helps protect against cancer, asparagus helps feed the friendly bacteria in the intestine, and it is loaded with glutathione and rutin which protects the small blood vessels from rupturing.  Asparagus also contains Vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, B-complex, zinc and folic acid.  Asparagus is also a good source of fiber.

The link below gives more benefits as well as a couple of recipes to try if you are new to asparagus…

The Health Benefits of Asparagus

It’s lean, it’s green, it’s full of nutrients, and it can help reduce your risk of serious health problems. It’s asparagus! Asparagus comes is green, purple, and white varieties, but no matter which one you choose to eat, you’ll be able to reap the