Six Benefits of Asparagus

Six Benefits of Asparagus. For the Love of Renewal and Asparagus

In honor of Spring renewal, introducing our six favorite benefits of asparagus and recipes!

Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and with it the return of our beloved asparagus. In honor of mama earth renewal and her little green sprouts, we are so excited to share with you the six benefits of asparagus and fabulous recipes!

Asparagus is another of nature’s miracle foods. When Spring arrives so do these amazing little green asparagus spears.

Did you know that asparagus is only recognizable several days each year as the stems we so adore? These delicious green vegetables are the first sign of Spring. The asparagus not harvested will quite rapidly turn into a three to four foot feathery tree.

Benefits of Asparagus

Ready for the healing benefits of this happy little stalk?!

1) Liver Cleansing
Asparagus is packed with vitamins and minerals and even contains the incredible glutathione known for its liver cleansing properties.

2) Anti-inflammatory
These happy green stalks are an anti-inflammatory and are said to have healing effects on autoimmune disease.

3) Improves Digestion
Asparagus also supports digestive health as an inulin containing prebiotic.

4) Kidney Health
Amazingly asparagus may aid in the prevention of kidney stones.

5) Full of Antioxidants
Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals in the body, which can significantly reduce stress, prevent disease and slow the degeneration of cell tissue.

6) Fabulous Vitamins and Minerals
A serving of asparagus provides the body with nearly 60% the recommended daily amount of Folate. Folate is especially crucial for pregnant and nursing mamas. Folate is also known to support heart health and prevent liver disease.

Pick up a bunch or two from your favorite local farm to create our Cashew Cream Pasta Sauce or Ginger Asparagus Soup.

Rachel Kahn
Founder at LoveSelf
Rachel Kahn is the founder of LoveSelf, a gluten free paleo wellness magazine dedicated to helping you discover your Happy Belly, Loving Heart, and Inspired Life. Rachel began studying holistic health and nutrition over a decade ago and attributes her own healing to lessons in body nurturing choices. Rachel is highlighting inspiring people healing with the power of real food and self-love.