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Asparagus, Our Ally for Good Health

Asparagus, Our Ally for Good Health

Did you know the ancient Egyptians cultivated asparagus and considered it a worthy offering for their gods? It turns out there’s good reason: asparagus is a first-line defense against cancer. Find out why here:

According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is the food highest in glutathione, an important anticarcinogen. It is also chock-full of two cancer-blocking vitamins–A and C–as well as the mineral selenium. These three nutrients have been singled out in several studies as fierce cancer fighters.

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Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onsted (Chelsea Green, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Dianne Onsted. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onsted (Chelsea Green, 2004).

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5:03PM PDT on May 12, 2013

I love knowing that one of my favorite foods is also so good for me. Win/win situation here!

8:49AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Love esparagu! Thanks!

5:58AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

LOVE asparagus, but NOT the price

11:53AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:44PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Good to know.

10:12AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Thanks for the good information..

7:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

good to keep in mind

6:37PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

good to know

5:09PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Thank you :)

8:48AM PST on Feb 24, 2013


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