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Eat Asparagus

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Description

Asparagus is a spring vegetable with a taste similar to broccoli, slightly saliter and a little more bitter. It contains very few calories while packed full of nutrients. One half cup of asparagus contains over 50% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin K, with significant amounts of fat, protein, fiber, potassium and vitamins A,C,E.

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Possible Benefits

  • Maintain healthy weight [1]
  • Heart health [1], [2]
  • Blood clotting [3]
  • Bone health [3]
  • Healthy pregnancy [4]
  • Decrease aging [2]
  • Reduce cancer risk [2]
  • Improve gut health [1], [5]
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Required Equipment

Depending on consumption method - Stove, Oven, Grill, Open fire. Can also be eaten raw.

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How to Do It

Add Asparagus to your diet in place or alongside other vegetables. Common methods of preparing are steamed, roasted, baked, microwaved, or even eaten raw.

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Why it works

  • High in antioxidants [1], [2]
  • Decrease DNA breakdown in cells [4]
  • High in Vitamins A, C, E, K [3]
  • High in minerals such as folate and potassium [4]
  • Feeds helpful bacteria [5]
  • High in fiber [1]
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Time Commitment

5 minutes.

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Suggested Frequency

Consume as often as other vegetables. Suggested for daily consumption.

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Possible Side Effects

  • May cause increased urine frequency 
  • Urine may change smell or color
  • Overeating may cause abdominal discomfort
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 Health  AntiAging  Digestion  Immunity  Energy
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