Originally posted on mywellnessbynature.com
Asparagus has anti-aging properties that can help keep us young. It also helps neurological disorders and symptoms.
DETOX + CLEANSE
Asparagus contains phytochemical compounds such as chlorophyll and lutein that act as critical organ cleansers. They get deep into organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys, scrubbing out the toxins they find there. Chlorophyll bonded to amino acids such as glutamine, threonine, and serine provides an avenue for heavy metal detox. Some of the phytochemicals found in asparagus are toxin inhibitors (a fact as yet unknown to science). This means that once toxins such as DDT, other pesticides, and heavy metals have been driven out of the organs, these specialized phytochemicals stay behind and can repel new toxins from taking up residence there. This toxin inhibition makes asparagus a helpful cancer preventative.
Asparagus, which is high in very easily absorbable B vitamins, helps us reestablish our proper levels of these key nutrients. Also high in silica and trace minerals such as iron, zinc, molybdenum, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium, asparagus is one of the most adrenal-supporting foods in existence and excellent for helping to bring you back to life when your adrenal glands have been pushed to the max.
Asparagus alkalizes the body by flushing out unproductive acids. We live in a very acidic environment, and if we want to help ourselves stay or get healthy, we must constantly work to keep ourselves alkaline with help from trusted friends like asparagus.
How To Use:
Enjoy asparagus in fresh juices, or eat it raw as a snack, as a crudité with a dip like hummus, or chopped into salads. You can also enjoy it steamed, stir-fried, or in soups.
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For more information on the healing properties of asparagus and the symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.