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Superfood Stats - Asparagus

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Asparagus


Asparagus is a great vegetable for people who are physically active. It supplies almost 66% of the daily recommended intake of folate, which is crucial for red blood cell synthesis and preventing iron deficiency anemia. In addition, it is high in vitamin K content which is important for chelating calcium to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Asparagus also contains a special kind of carbohydrate called inulin that promotes the formation of a health-friendly bacteria in our large intestine.


My favorite way to prepare is to cut about an inch off the thick ends, toss in some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, roast in an even layer in the oven on 400 degrees until slightly tender and bright green. Also super yummy wraps in goat cheese and bacon. 


Fun fact: it makes your pee smell really unusual! Ha Ha!

Categories: Mindful Nutrition

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