Asparagus is one of the richest sources of rutin (a natural substance found in plants) which together with vitamin C, can help to energise and protect the body from infections.
Asparagus is also a source of iron, which boosts the immune system and prevents anaemia.Asparagus is a mild diuretic and is believed to help detoxify the body, helping it to get rid of excess water and combat cystitis.
Asparagus contains prebiotics, which selectively stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut, soothing the stomach and aiding digestion.
Asparagus also contains high levels of potassium, which may help to control blood pressure and the high folic acid content helps to reduce blood homocysteine levels, thought to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Asparagus contains high levels of vitamin A, folic acid and dietary fibre all believed to play an important role in the fight against cancer.
Ladies might also be keen to learn that the levels of vitamin C and E present in this miracle vegetable make it great for skin, nails and hair!
PS: when i prepare asparagus, I grill it, steam it or fry it on a pan with 1/2-1 tsp of coconut or olive oil