Five reasons to include asparagus in your diet.
Asparagus — it would be unpopular today, the vegetable is very appreciated since ancient times. Some of the many varieties of family, asparagus has been used for medicinal purposes, some for decoration, and in the food consumed only a few of them.
However, edible asparagus instantly established itself as nutritious and rich in different properties of the product and spread all over the world, once again assuring us of his undoubted benefit.
Those who gladly adheres to the rules of proper nutrition and has already managed to appreciate the unusual vegetable, no need to talk about the numerous health benefits of asparagus. And for those who are still not keen to try this dietary delicacy we cooked our today’s review.
Besides, asparagus is the main seasonal product April: isn’t that a great reason to try to include it in your diet?
A storehouse of vitamins and minerals
Asparagus is filled with vitamins, and, as a consequence, has a beneficial effect on our body in different aspects. This is, firstly, a strong antioxidant and, concurrently, the chief assistant for the health of our hair and skin vitamin And secondly, the b vitamin responsible for working memory, attention and maintenance of good moods, thirdly — the main defender of our immune system the vitamin C.
In addition, asparagus is rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, and sodium. All these mineral substances, abundantly present in its chemical composition, enables fair to say that asparagus is one of the most useful products.
A rich source of fiber
Fiber contained in asparagus in large amounts, makes this vegetable indispensable for those who are experiencing bowel problems. It has beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract, normalizes intestinal peristalsis and helping to maintain a high metabolic rate.
By the way, thanks to this high content of fiber asparagus gives us a rapid feeling of fullness, which saves you from overeating.
Use for internal organs
People, including asparagus to your permanent diet, protect yourself from kidney disease: the fact that this vegetable is rich in potassium salts that prevent the formation of stones. Besides, asparagus is a natural diuretic, allowing you to gently clean one of the most important organs of the human body.
Asparagus is the main vegetable source of essential amino acids for us aspargine (hence the Botanical name asparagus — Aspáragus). Aspargin, part of this vegetable lowers blood pressure, dilates blood vessels and strengthens the heart muscle.
Asparagus is the number one product not only for adherents of a healthy food, but also for all those who are kind to each excess kilogram. This product really helps to lose weight: 100 grams of asparagus contains only 20 calories — that is the dignity of asparagus makes it a great side dish to almost any dish.
Boiled or roasted, asparagus is the perfect option for a light dinner: high fiber content in it will not allow you to go to bed with a feeling of brutal hunger, the body will get long-awaited charge of vitamins and your conscience is absolutely pure, because you are guaranteed not to gain excess.
Good news for those who can’t stand for a long time to stand at the stove: asparagus is cooked just a few minutes. The easiest and most useful way to prepare this delicacy is to clean the stems, wash, tie in a bun and leave in the pan to cook in the upright position, covered with a lid. For white asparagus is enough for 10-15 minutes of cooking over low heat and for delicate green and less — 5-7 minutes.
Lovers to experiment and try the most interesting recipes you can prepare this delicacy in many different ways: bake it the oven and enjoy the delicious crunch of fragrant green stems, to prepare the original April seasonal salad with asparagus and strawberries, to make a hearty and delicious pasta with asparagus and smoked salmon or even cook green cream soup of asparagus, mushrooms and cauliflower.
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