Maybe your pee will smell but there are numerous reasons why you should increase your intake of asparagus. This veggie has bright-green color and it contains many vitamins and minerals needed for the body to function properly. It contains fiber, iron, protein, folate, calcium, copper and vitamins A, C, E, K and B6.
Why You Should Increase Your Intake Of Asparagus
1. It’s full of antioxidants
Why you should increase your intake of asparagus is because it is full of antioxidants. The purple asparagus especially is filled with anthocyanins that are actually the ones that are giving the blue, purple and red hues to fruits and vegetables and they are extremely effective in fighting the free radicals. To obtain the best benefits you should try not to undercook or not to overcook the asparagus. If you overcook it the vitamins may be left out in the water and you will not have any benefit from it.
2.It may help you get in the mood
reason why you should increase your intake of asparagus is that it will help you get in the mood. Due to the folate and vitamin B6 content this vegetable is natural aphrodisiac and that is why you should add it for your next date night menu. Also the content of vitamin E will help in stimulating the s*x hormones (testosterone in men and estrogen in women).
3.It may help you to lose weight
If you want to lose weight, then you should start consuming this veggie more often. Why? –Because it is low in calories and fat (32 calories are only in one cup) and because it contains insoluble and soluble fiber which is needed if you want to lose weight. You will feel full for a longer period of time in between your meals and your cravings will stop because of the fact that the body needs longer period of time to digest the fiber. If you combine this vegetable with hard-boiled egg you will have the best results.
4.It beats bloating
Your digestive health will be improved if you increase the intake of this vegetable. This is especially great for the cases with bloating and this is again due to the content of insoluble and soluble fiber. It will maintain a balance of the good bacteria and plus it acts as a natural diuretic and it will help in eliminating excess fluids.
5.It may keep your urinary tract happy
Your urinary tract will also benefit if you increase the intake of this vegetable. This vegetable is a natural diuretic as we previously mentioned because of the content of acid asparagine and this will help in eliminating the excess fluids from the body as well as salt. This will help in preventing the urinary tract infections.
6. It is also really effective in the cases with hangovers
If you had too many drinks the previous night and this morning you crave a greasy breakfast you should choose asparagus. The minerals and amino acids in this vegetable can help ease hangovers and it can protect the liver cells from the toxins that are in alcohol, according to a study that was made back in 2009.
7. It is a rich source of vitamin E
This is another important antioxidant and this vitamin helps in strengthening the immune system and protecting the cells from all the damage from free radicals. For best results you can roast this vegetable with a little bit of olive oil.
8. It is also a great source of folic acid
In four asparagus there is 22% of the recommended daily amount of folic acid and the folic acid is especially needed for the women that are planning on getting pregnant or are already pregnant. According to a study that was also made in 2009, the folic acid supplements were proved that can reduce the risk of premature birth up by 50% when it is taken a year before conception.