Asparagus

The anti-inflammatory quality of asparagus is one of the most powerful benefits it gives the body. Along with this asparagus also has a big selection of antioxidants that helps with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Eating asparagus is also great for the gut with its fiber and inulin content. I love eating asparagus because I feel it really cleans my system out.

Awesome Asparagus

How to Choose and Keep

It is best to find fresh bulks of asparagus with nice rounded stalks and firm vibrant colored stems. The ends of the stalk should not be too dried out. You can store in the fridge for about 1-2 days after purchasing. It is best to store the ends wrapped with a damp paper towel.

Preparation

I like to roast asparagus. Set the oven to 400. Cut the ends off the asparagus and lay out individually. Lightly drizzle olive oil on the top and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Roast for about 25 minutes.

Nutrients

Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Copper, Tryptophan, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Manganese, Molybdenum, Potassium, Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Protein, Choline, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Calcium


Action Steps

1. Find some fresh asparagus at the store and use that night for dinner
2. Roast as a side dish for literally any dish
3. You can also roast and then cut up into tiny pieces and add to your favorite pasta dish. 


(Resources: www.whfoods.com)