So Kale is all the rage these days. We juice it, add it to smoothies and salads, stir fry it and even serve it as chips. But I’d like to shift your attention to another super disease busting vegetable. It’s a nutritional powerhouse and in some countries referred to as ‘the King of all Vegetables”. The vegetable that should be taking center stage is the mighty asparagus. Asparagus is a dream come true in the world of ‘detox’ and a nutritional powerhouse.
Here are some of its benefits:
- Its full of nutrients:
- Calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, Vitamin A,
- Niacin, Vitamin C, Silicon, tin, molybdenum
- Cancer fighting
- Asparagus is very high in glutathione – an amino acid
- compound with excellent antioxidant properties. . Glutathione is
- an antioxidant that protects cells from toxins such as free
- Helps with Anemia
- Kidney tonic
- Reduces water retention
- Improves skin tone and clarity
- Helps relieve symptoms if rheumatism
So now that we know that asparagus is full of the ‘good stuff’ what’s the best way to get these benefits?
The answer is juicing. Juicing allows pre-digestion. In other words nutrients are absorbed immediately upon consumption. This has made juicing one of the hottest trends of 2013.
Does asparagus juice have any side-effects?
The one side effect you may find is that it makes your urine smell funny. Don’t be alarmed. Asparagus contains asparagine which enables the body to rid itself of toxins. The funny odor is an indication that your body is being properly detoxified. However, if you have kidney inflammation, too much asparagus juice can cause irritation.
So next time you visit the supermarket don’t give the ‘King of all vegetables’ the brush off and invest in your health. You’ll be
taking home a goldmine of nutrition.
Asparagus, green apple, cucumbers.
Asparagus, red apple, cucumbers, lemon and mint all juiced and
blended together with avocado and ice
Widad Abbas is a mother of 4 from Dubai UAE. She is a ‘stay at home’ mom with a a degree in Graphic Design and currently resides in Sharjah UAE. To see what Widad is up to you can follow her on instagram @widzzy