Have you ever tried these Instagram green veggie pics of which are scattered all over social media? Asparagus is so popular for its health benefits and low calories, making it an ideal food for those who want to lose extra fat. Yes, it’s delicious. Yes, it’s super healthy. And yes, it’s expensive when compared, for example, with cucumber. But why? You see, the reason for that is that asparagus needs 2 years to ripen fully. But nowadays it is not a rare pleasure — you can find it on the shelves of any grocery store or supermarket.
So, what are these reasons that make asparagus so desired by most people? First of all, it’s rich in fiber, making it a great choice when you want to lose extra weight. Since the body digests fiber at a slow pace, it makes you feel packed between the main meals, and you don’t wanna grab that bar. Oh, and it is really low in calories — one cup has a mere 32 calories. Of course, the number of calories varies according to the cooking method, yet still... asparagus isn’t the food that would make you suffer from extra weight down the road.
This veggie is rich with antioxidants, which help the body fight free radicals. When cooking, try not to overcook it as cooking it for too long in boiling water will nullify its nutritional benefits. Thanks to another important antioxidant, Vitamin C, asparagus makes your immune system stronger. To absorb better, eat it with healthy fats, such as olive oil.
Asparagus can boost your libido no matter what sex you are. Vitamin B6 and folate work like an aphrodisiac, while Vitamin E fuels sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. Also, it has the minerals and amino acids that help you overcome hangovers and flush out the toxins from the liver. And the most pleasant thing about asparagus is that it’s a great mood booster. Scientists found out that low level of folate and vitamin B12 is directly connected with the sighs of depression. And guess what? This green veggie has a lot of folate and Vitamin B.