5 Benefits of Asparagus

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1. Anti-aging Properties

Asparagus is rich in potassium, vitamin A, and folic acid. It is also very high in glutathione – an amino acid compound with protent antioxidant properties; a must as an anti-aging deterrent.

2. Prevents osteoporosis

Asparagus has vitamin K, which studies have shown can help prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin K aids in bone formation and repair. It is also necessary for the synthesis of osteocalcin.

3. Detoxifies the organism

Asparagus has 288 milligrams of potassium per cup. Potassium is known for reducing belly fat. It also contains 3 grams of fiber, which cleanses the digestive system.

4. Diuretic

The amino acid, asparagine, found in asparagus, is an effective diuretic and has been historically used to treat swelling, arthritis, rheumatism, and PMS-related water retention.

5. Prevents Birth Defect

Folate is essential for proper cellular division. Healthy servings of asparagus can prevent a folate-deficiency, which has been linked to birth defects such as spina bifida (a congenital defect in which the spinal cord is exposed through a gap in the backbone).

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