Asparagus is a thing, long skinny stemmy vegetable, belonging to the lily family.
The food is from the same groups of vegetables that produce onions, leeks and garlic.
Historically, they’ve been cultivated for more than 2000 years, and used for many reasons including food sources and medical needs.
For anyone keen on losing weight and going on a diet, eating a lot of asparagus is highly recommended.
The green vegetable is poor in calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, vitamins A, B and C, and they are also a good source of calcium and fiber.
When you break it down nutritionally, a 100 gram serving of asparagus contains only 24 calories. However, the same amount provides 150 mg of vitamin B9 that is a third of our recommended daily intake.
In addition, it is high in protein and will give you necessary minerals needed to facilitate and maintain muscle growth.
Basically, the food gives you everything you need, except for excess fat.
Asparagus has detoxifying and diuretic effects as well, making it a great source to clean out our gastro tract and help the body get rid of the excess water.
There are old beliefs that asparagus increases feelings of compassion and love, and increase milk production in nursing mothers.
If there were any side effect with the green vegetable, it would be that it actually gives users a strong urine odour.
This comes from a sulfur compound called a mercaptan, which when broken down releases a funny scent. But the smell should go away once the food is completely digested.