Asparagus – more than food
Asparagus were previously considered a delicacy. You could find them only on the rich tables.
But today’s super-foods available to everyone – asparagus can buy at the market and in shopping malls.
You can take in picking wild asparagus, which also acts as an anti-stress therapy.
Asparagus, lat. Asparagus is a perennial plant of the lily family.
Asparagus is one of the oldest indigenous cultures of the Mediterranean. Valued as a delicacy for over 2000 years.
This plant is spread across many continents there are many subspecies.
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 to saponins and flavonoids, asparagus has a strong anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, a beneficial effect on heart disease and blood vessels.
For the prevention of heart disease is responsible and a large amount of vitamin B, which control the level of homocysteine.
Asparagus is one of the richest sources of rutin – flavonoids that reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and strengthens blood vessels.
A serving of asparagus contains even 114 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin K, which is essential for the synthesis of osteocalcin – a protein that strengthens bones.
Vitamin E prevents the accumulation of calcium in the tissues, which can lead to atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Large quantities of inulin in asparagus are essential in the treatment of digestive problems. The inulin is an ideal food for the good bacteria that enhance nutrient absorption, reduce the risk of allergies and intestinal cancer.
The fibers in the asparagus stimulate digestion and reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 diabetes.
Asparagus with watermelon and avocado, is one of the foods richest glutathione. Glutathione is one of the most extensively studied and most important antioxidants. It is important for overall health, restoring the immune cells and is one of the most powerful means of cleansing the body.
Low levels of glutathione 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 studies of glutathione is completely stopped multiplication of the AIDS virus.
Asparagus is a potent diuretic that helps release the body of uric acid, dissolves kidney stones and helps with gout.
Due to the richness of folic acid asparagus are excellent food for pregnant women.
• prevents heart disease and blood vessels
• helps with type 2 diabetes
• a natural aphrodisiac
• helps with chronic fatigue
• protects against allergies and asthma
• helps with gout and kidney stones
• lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure
• excellent foods for weight loss
• helps with digestive problems
• reducing the risk of cancer
• cleans the body
A few hours after eating asparagus, you will notice a change of smell urine. No, it’s nothing dangerous, and certainly it is not the reason why they should not be eating.
Asparagus and Cancer
According to some alternative physicians, asparagus are useful for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
The recommended use of cooked asparagus.
It is assumed that the cooking asparagus released asparaginase – an enzyme that helps destroy cancer cells.
Asparagus also contain 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.
It is best to use asparagus simultaneously with other natural methods, as part of cancer therapy.
Do you want to try to grow the local asparagus in your garden? Here are some helpful tips.
Asparagus likes a warm climate, plenty of sunshine and humus soil. This plant does not like the wind. May be submitted and more cold, but it needs to provide a lot of moisture as it may be very bitter and tasteless.
It is important to choose a good location because it will grow asparagus in it for fifteen years.
Asparagus are planted in the fall in a well pognojenom ground. The true fruits of asparagus gives only from the fourth year of breeding.
Asparagus is harvested in May and June. After reading it is desirable to spend immediately or store in the refrigerator where it can stand 4-5 days. Asparagus can also blanch and freeze.
In cooking, the local asparagus used whole, but with wild asparagus is thrown woody part. Domestic asparagus is cooked 5-8 minutes, depending on its thickness, a wild even shorter, 1-2 minutes.
Asparagus fit with a variety of foods and can be used in various dishes such as pies, risottos, strudel, crepes
Recipe – salad of asparagus
• cup aceto balsamico
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon mustard
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 kilo of asparagus
• 1 large bell pepper, finely chopped
• 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Boil vinegar over medium heat until half the liquid has evaporated. Pour it into a bowl and mix with mustard, marjoram, olive oil and garlic. Add pepper and salt.
Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water for about 4 minutes. Drain them and rinse with cold water twice.
Pour over asparagus and pepper dressing that you have made and sprinkle with nuts.
The US National Cancer Institute has confirmed that the asparagus highest on the scale of the tested food in quantity of glutathione, which is considered one of the strongest anti-cancer and antioxidants.