I remember when I was living in Canada, seeing asparagus at a good price meant Spring had arrived! Asparagus acts as a natural diuretic, so eat some asparagus with a meal that you know is going to be high in sodium. Did you know it is actually a herb (or does one say, an herb)? 1 Cup contains 43 calories, 4.6 g protein, 0.11 g fats, 7.6 g carbs and 2.85 g fiber (4.75 g net carbs).
Asparagus is also a rich source of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, sodium, iron, copper, calcium and manganese. Vitamins such as, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin A, thiamine and niacin also are present in sufficient quantities.
Health Benefits: It can help prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, prevent bladder and urinary tract infections and possesses antiviral and anti fungal properties.
Hmmm, asparagus recipes!