Asparagus Is Nature’s Version of Viagra

Asparagus is a good anti-oxidant, a fact which makes it helpful in curing cancer, cataract and other eye problems.
  • The vegetable also helps in controlling blood sugar levels and therefore, is very beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • Its minerals combined with asparagine, an active amino acid, gives the vegetable a diuretic effect and thus, helps the body get rid of excess water.
  • It is very useful in relieving premenstrual swelling and bloating. It also helps in relieving irritability, fatigue and depression.
  • The vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties and is, therefore, used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, and rheumatism.
  • Intake of adequate asparagus, in the early stages of pregnancy, helps the body fight against certain birth defects, like spina bifida (a neural tube defect).

Eating Tips:

  • Drinking a little amount of asparagus juice mixed with raw honey three times a day helps to strengthen a weak heart.
  • You could eat steamed or boiled asparagus, roast in the oven, could be used in making soups, and other dishes.

Caution:

  • Excessive intake of asparagus causes certain uric acid related problems, like gout and kidney stones.
  • Asparagus gives a foul odour to urine.
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