Asparagus is one of the relatively easy vegetables that is easy to make. It is delicious in soups, pasta and stir-fries. Besides that, asparagus boasts a long list of health benefits. It is a good source of fibre, folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K, and other nutrients essential for our health.

Here are the five health benefits that you might not be aware of.

1. Help detoxify your body

Asparagus is packed with potassium, a nutrient that can help sweep away high cholesterol and fat. Besides that, as mentioned above, asparagus contains beneficial nutrition such as fibre which helps cleanse our digestive system.

2. Anti-aging benefit


Increasing consumption of asparagus has proved to prolong the process of ageing by keeping muscle tissues healthy. This is because asparagus consists of antioxidants, including one called glutathione, which is known to keep the body free from radicals, protect the skin from sun damage, and fight cognitive decline in the brain.

3. Improve your sex life

While the shape may contribute to the belief in this green’s aphrodisiac properties, it also boosts circulation in the genitourinary system, helps to maintain high levels of energy, leading to increased sexual desire. It is said that the bridegrooms were served three courses of asparagus at their prenuptial dinner in 19th-century France.

4. To help you overcome shy bladder

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Asparagus contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic to help you urinate and get rid of excess salts and water retention. Therefore, asparagus is good for all those who are suffering from edema (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in body tissues).

5. Asparagus is a cancer-fighting food

Last but not least, a big plus point is that asparagus is good against cancer. Asparagus contains a unique carb called inulin, which remains undigested until it reaches the big intestine, where it helps to absorb nutrients better, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

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