Asparagus is a health-promoting food for many groups of people.

Rich in proteins, potassium, vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as folate, riboflavin and thiamine, here’s the health benefits this non-leafy green brings.

The high folate levels in asparagus make this vegetable a great choice for pregnant and nursing mothers.
In addition, the folate could also help protect all (including you and I) from cardiovascular problems and reduce our risk of cancer.

As an alkalizing food, asparagus can also help rebalance your body’s systems, especially if you have been consuming too much acidic foods such as meats, grains and junk foods.

Asparagus have also traditionally benefited those who suffered from arthritis.

Many ayurvedic medicine practitioners consider asparagus to strengthen the kidney, have aphrodisiacal properties and have an overall tonifying effect on women.

Read more about the benefits of asparagus.

[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.

Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On

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