There are many types of asparagus. But the number of the aspáragos which can be used as food is very low. The best size to be used this plant is to be from 6 to 8 inches tall. Aspáragos is most consumed in spring. The kind of asparagus we eat is green. Sometimes it can have greenish purple color. This vegetable is used worldwide and is known for its savory taste. Also there are types of asparagus which grown underground. Aspáragos is expensive vegetable because is harvested by hand.
Health benefits of Asparagus
Blood cholesterol: Asparagus is rich with antioxidants which are good for treating oxidative stress and for treating hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia. If you are having these conditions, then you are having big amount of fats in your body. If you do not treat these conditions, then you can have more serious health conditions such as atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Healthy bones: Asparagus is rich with Vitamin K. A serving of asparagus has 69.6% of the required daily amount of Vitamin K. This Vitamin is keeping your bones healthy and safe. Also it is helping to formation of bones and to bone repair. Vitamin K is preventing from osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Vitamin K is also helping to balance the osteocalcin. This is protein in your bone tissue which calcium crystallizes upon.
Urinary tract infections: Studies have shown that asparagus is helping to cure of urinary tract infections. Asparagus has diuretic properties which are increasing the frequency and volume of urination. It is helping to detoxify and flush the toxic waste out of your body. Many studies have shown that this anti urolithiatic effect is caused by the Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants which are found in the asparagus.
Anti-depressant drug: Many cases have shown that the asparagus has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties. This is reason to be used as a drug. It helps to calm down the nervous system, enhancing the memory and increases the production and secretion of estrogen.
Tuberculosis: Asparagus can help you if you are suffering from tuberculosis or bronchitis. Also asparagus is helping to improve the efficiency of the functioning of lung tissues. Asparagus is helping to treat the throat infections.
Epilepsy: Epilepsy is brain disorder which can lead to recurrent seizures or convulsions. The brain is transmitting abnormal signals. This condition is a result of the irreversible changes which are happening in the brain tissues. The roots of asparagus are used for treating epilepsy and are helping in the curing of its symptoms.
Hangovers: Amino acids which are part of asparagus are helping to treat hangovers. Hangover is physiological effect which is caused from alcoholic drinks. People who are having this condition can feel fatigue, anxiety and stomach disorders vomiting, dehydration and nausea. Asparagus has good amount of inorganic mineral content which also is protecting the liver cells from the toxic effects of alcohol.
PMS: Asparagus has been used to easy the pre-menstrual bloating. Aspáragos has nutrients which are helping against the depression and fatigue and also is reducing the menstrual cramps. Aspáragos can help to control the blood loss and also to have hormonal balance during the menstruation period.
Pregnancy: Asparagus has high folate content in the asparagus aids which are decreasing the chances of birth defects and low birth weight during pregnancy. Folate is vital for the normal growth of fetus. Also is helping to cut the complication of edema because it has diuretic effect.
Digestive health: Asparagus has high amount of the nutrient inulin. Inulin is carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is more as prebiotic. The carbohydrate is not digested until it reaches the intestine where is fed upon the Lactobacilli (kind of bacteria). It is reducing the chances of stomach cancer and allergies.
Diabetes: Asparagus has anti-inflammatory nutrients which are reducing the risk of chronic health disorders. Aspáragos is also reducing the chances to have type 2 diabetes. The chromium (mineral which is part of the asparagus) is regulating the blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that aspáragos is vital for regulating blood sugar levels, improving the insulin in the body and is providing anti-diabetic effect.
Cataracts: If you are suffering from cataracts, then you should consume asparagus. We all know that Vitamin A is great source for vision. Aspáragos has a large amount of Vitamin A. Also it has antioxidants which are defending the retina from the free radicals. Presence of amino-acid glutathione in aspáragos is protecting against cataracts and blindness.