Archive | June, 2011

Asparagus-Spring Time Healing Food

17 Jun

Asparagus is an alkaline food, which is rich in protein but low in calories and carbohydrates.  It is an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C and K, and traces of vitamin B complex.

A good source of dietary fiber, asparagus is also rich in niacin, phosphorus and very low sodium.  And certainly most impressive is that it is one of those few vegetables that actually has the calcium and magnesium in the ideal ratio of 2:

Health Benefits

Asparagus has an abundance of an amino acid called asparagines, which helps to cleanse the body of waste material.  As a result, some people pass out smelly urine after eating asparagus.  Don’t worry if this happens to you.  Just be glad that your kidney is functioning, as it should.

Asparagus is one of the few vegetables that are highly dense in healthful nutrients that help many ailments.

Acidity, Blood:  The high alkalinity of this wonder juice is effective in reducing the acidity of the blood and helps cleanses the tissues and muscles of waste.

Arthritis and Rheumatism:  A unique phytochemical in asparagus that produces anti-inflammatory effect helps relieve arthritis and rheumatism.

Cancer:  Asparagus is a prime source of anti-oxidant and glutathione that can help prevent cancer.

Cataracts:  The anti-oxidant and glutathione in asparagus prevents the progression of cataracts and other eye problems.

Diuretic:  Asparagus is a wonderfully diuretic vegetable and its efficacy is more pronounced when it is taken in juice form.

Kidney:  The diuretic and alkaline properties of asparagus help prevent or dissolve kidney stones.  It helps break up oxalic acid crystals formed in the kidney.

PMS symptoms:  The diuretic effect of asparagus juice helps relieve premenstrual swelling and bloating.  The magnesium in this wonder juice also helps relieve irritability, fatigue, depression, etc.

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