7 Amazing Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus season is quickly approaching, so it is a good time to consider this tender and succulent member of the lily family.

  • Asparagus is a good source of fiber and protein, both essential for good digestion and immunity.
  • It contains a number of anti-inflammatory compounds that protect you from type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • It has antioxidants, including one called glutathione, which is known to protect the skin from sun damage, pollution and the effects of aging.
  • The Vitamin K in asparagus is excellent for healthy blood clotting and strengthening bones.
  • Asparagus contains a unique carb called inulin, which remains undigested until it reaches the large intestine, where it helps to absorb nutrients better, and cut the risk of colon cancer.
  • Good news for those struggling to manage their blood sugar: asparagus is a rich source of B vitamins, which are known to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Green asparagus is much more beneficial than white, say reports. The goodness is in the stalk, which contains vitamin A for better vision, potassium for smooth kidney functioning, and trace minerals that help boost immunity.

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63 comments

Alana B.
Alana B.1 months ago

I eat asparagus almost every day. It is delicious, nutritious, and is helping me lose weight...simple with salt, pepper, and lemon if you don't like it plain.

Dave C.
Dave C.1 months ago

i just appreciate the taste

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers1 months ago

TYFS.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen1 months ago

Thank you

Edith B.
Edith B.1 months ago

Thanks for these recipes!

Pattie T.
Pattie T.1 months ago

I just planted more asparagus. Can't wait for those pretty green spears to pop up out of the ground! If you bend the spear and snap it off, instead of cutting with a knife, all you get is the most tender shoot to just munch on right in the garden.

Mari 's
Mari 's1 months ago

Mmmmm I love it tyvm

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

I love it. My son and bf hate it though

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Let's refresh ourselves with the spring

Angela B.
Angela B.3 years ago

Mmmmm.....love asparagus!!