Benefits of wild asparagus

Conscious TV

May 23, 2021

Discover the multiple benefits of wild asparagus, a superfood that has been used since ancient times both in gastronomy and in natural medicine. One of its most outstanding and well-known qualities is its high diuretic power, although it is also one of the plants with the highest amount of folic acid, which is extremely important before and during pregnancy.

The Egyptians and the Greeks already cultivated them, but it was most probably the Romans who spread them throughout Europe, in fact they are mentioned in the world's oldest cookbook, of Roman origin.

Green asparagus and white asparagus are totally different varieties, the white one grows under the ground, it is the root, while the green one is the sprout that receives the sunlight and, therefore, it does the function of chlorophyll. Green asparagus is also called wild asparagus, the wild variety of which is more expensive and highly prized. The fresher they are eaten, the more the properties and benefits of wild asparagus are preserved.

What are benefits of asparagus?

  • Asparagus contains numerous nutrients and is a source of fibre and folic acid.
  • They are rich in vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E and K.
  • They contain chromium, which is responsible for the increase of insulin and the transport of glucose in the blood.
  •  They help in the prevention of cancer, as they detoxify the body and break down carcinogens.
  • They are great anti-ageing allies, full of antioxidants.
  • They are fantastic for the skin and eyesight due to their high beta-carotene content.
  • They have a diuretic effect, help eliminate toxins and promote the proper functioning of the metabolism and the production of muscle mass thanks to their high potassium content.
  • They are great allies in diets because they help to cleanse the blood and combat fluid retention.
  • Its richness in fibre and its low caloric value make asparagus an ideal food to balance constipation and to include in slimming diets.
  • It is rich in zinc, a mineral that is very important for good brain health and an element that increases fertility, as well as preventing hair loss.
  • In natural medicine, asparagus root is used to treat infertility, impotence, menopausal syndromes and infectious diseases such as herpes and syphilis.

In addition to their numerous properties, they are very easy to cook and include in our daily diet. Green asparagus have a very low calorie intake, only 25 per 100 grams, and can be cooked in a thousand ways: grilled, baked, sautéed or cooked, added to salads or with meat and fish. At TV Consciente we love healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. Do you want to know more? Don't hesitate to visit us and see our yoga, health and personal development courses.

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