Asparagus (lat Asparagus) is a perennial plant of the lily family.
Asparagus is one of the oldest wild cultures of the Mediterranean. Prized as a delicacy for over 2000 years. This plant has spread across many continents, since there are many subspecies. Some species are used more for food, the other for treatment – such as Asparagus racemosus , known as Shatavari, which for thousands of years in Ayurveda.
Asparagus is considered a delicacy before. You can find them only in the rich tables. But today’s super-foods are available to everyone – you can buy asparagus at the market and in shopping malls. You can go into picking wild asparagus, which also acts as anti-stress therapy.
- Prevent heart disease and blood vessels
- Helps with type 2 diabetes
- Natural aphrodisiac
- Helps with Chronic Fatigue
- Protects against allergies and asthma
- Helps with gout and kidney stones
- Lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Excellent food for weight loss
- Helps with digestive problems
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Purifies the body
A few hours after eating asparagus, you will notice a change odor of urine. But it’s nothing dangerous, and certainly it is not the reason why they should not be eating.
The healing properties of Asparagus:
- Asparagus is rich in nutritional value – contains vitamins A, K, B, C and E, folic acid, iron, copper, fiber, manganese, potassium, choline, zinc, magnesium and selenium. With its rich nutritional profile, asparagus is low in calories. 100 g asparagus contains only 20 calories – making it the ideal food for weight loss.
- Thanks saponins and flavonoids, asparagus has a strong anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, a beneficial effect on heart disease and blood vessels.
- Asparagus is one of the richest sources of routine – flavonoids which reduces cholesterol and blood pressure and strengthens blood vessels.
- A serving of asparagus, contains up to 114 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, which is essential for the synthesis of osteocalcin – a protein that strengthens bones. Vitamin K prevents the accumulation of calcium in the tissues, which can lead to atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- Large quantities of inulin in asparagus, are crucial in the treatment of digestive problems. In fact, inulin is the ideal food for the good bacteria that enhance nutrient absorption, reduce the risk of allergies and intestinal cancer.
- Fiber in asparagus, stimulates digestion and reduce the risk of diabetes type 2.
- Asparagus with watermelon and avocado, is one of the foods richest in glutathione. Glutathione is one of the most extensively studied and most important antioxidants. It is important for overall health, restoring immune cells and is one of the strongest means of cleansing the body .
Low glutathione levels, are associated with premature aging and even death.
- Glutathione is an important agent in the fight against cancer, because it protects against damage caused by oxidative stress. In laboratory research, glutathione is completely stopped reproduction of the AIDS virus.
- Asparagus is a potent diuretic that helps the organism of uric acid, dissolves kidney stones and helps with gout. Due to the richness of folic acid, asparagus is excellent food for pregnant women.
Asparagus and Cancer…
According to some alternative doctors, asparagus is useful for the prevention and treatment of cancer. It is assumed that cooking asparagus releases asparaginase – an enzyme that helps to destroy cancer cells. Asparagus also contains glutathione – a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from cancerous changes.
The recommended dose, is 4 tablespoons of cooked asparagus twice a day – morning and evening.
Best to use the asparagus at the same time with other natural methods, as part of cancer therapy.