Updated: Jan 2
Per Eating Well there are five main reasons to consume asparagus, and these make this food a great additional component to Himalayan Long Life Botanicals Super Superfood Gold.
http://www.eatingwell.com/article/17129/5-powerful-health-benefits-of-asparagus-you-probably-didnt-know/ It is written by Cheryl Forberg, R.D.
The above page shows the article in full, but below are snippets from the above article. They are the main reasons for including this wonderful food. While saying this we have not researched for veracity of the article, but have however, included some references down at the bottom.
1. Asparagus is a nutrient-packed vegetable. It is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. That's good news if you're watching your blood sugar.
2. This herbaceous plant - along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts - is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
3. It's one of the top ranked fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This may help slow the aging process and reduce inflammation.
4. Another anti-aging property of this delicious spring veggie is that it may help our brains fight cognitive decline. Like leafy greens, asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12 - found in fish, poultry, meat and dairy - to help prevent cognitive impairment. In a study from Tufts University, older adults with healthy levels of folate and B12 performed better on a test of response speed and mental flexibility. (If you're 50-plus, be sure you're getting enough B12: your ability to absorb it decreases with age.)
5. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body's tissues) and those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.
The website has other information, and is recommended if you want to learn how to cook this great food as well. We recommend you read the entire article.
But as a disclaimer, the claims of asparagus assisting as a therapeutic source are not acknowledged by Himalayan Gold, but they are just noted for others to research. As always, if ill, contact a doctor.
For information on asparagus in Nepal, please also go to: http://tasteofnepal.blogspot.com/2012/05/asparagus-kurelo.html?spref=pi
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