Saturday, August 15, 2009
Have you ever heard of Asparagus therapy?
There are a lot of wild healing claims about it but I do it as just part of my healthy eating plan.
Asparagus is a stalk like vegetable that grows in sandy soil and is part of the Lilly family along with garlic, onions and leeks. It is "one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables in existence" because it’s high content of folic acid. It also contains calcium, iron, potassium, thiamin, and fiber. Asparagus is a good source for vitamins A, B6 and C. The stalks contains no cholesterol or fat, and is low in sodium. Folic acid along with B vitamin helps the body build healthy new cells and maintains DNA. It is also high in the micronutrient glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants. Glutathione is said to defend the body against viruses, certain types of cancer, and boosts immune cells.
1) Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the refrigerator.
2) Take 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. . It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink.
Try it – maybe it will help to fend off some of the yucky side effects you are experiencing from medication and procedures. With all that good nutrition packed in it wouldn’t hurt.