by Organic Veggies (TH)
Asparagus is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It makes an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a mineral that enhances the insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. This herbaceous plant—along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is one of the top ranked fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer and may help slow the aging process and fight cognitive decline. Asparagus also contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which is a natural diuretic, and helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema,high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.