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The Amazing Benefits of Asparagus

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The Amazing Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is a nutrient-dense superfood that may help prevent heart disease, cancer, and certain birth defects. They contain insoluble fiber for promoting healthy digestion and soluble fiber that helps to lower cholesterol.  They also contain a surprising amount of folate.  One cup of cooked asparagus provides 263mcg of folate and is great to consume during pregnancy as it may prevent the development of neural-tube defects in the fetus. Asparagus is loaded with glutathione an enzyme that may have the ability to detoxify carcinogens and protect cells from free-radical damage. Last but not least, my favorite Vitamin B6. Which helps the body to derive energy from food. I adore roasted asparagus. Here’s the recipe:

 

Roasted Asparagus

 

1 Bunch of Asparagus Spears

1 Tbps Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Grated Parmesan

 

Toss all the ingredients together and spread on a baking sheet and roast in a 450F oven for about 10-15 minutes or until done.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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