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FitTeen Food School: Asparagus

This green stalk of vitamins is my friend. I love to sauté asparagus with olive oil and sea salt over medium heat. It tastes delicious and I like eating green veggies that taste great!

Asparagus has lots of soluble fiber, which makes it a perfect food to eat if you’re looking to slim down and tone up. Your body digests fiber slowly, keeping you feeling full in between meals. I love combining this rich, crunchy vegetable with fresh salmon to make a healthy, satisfying meal for myself.

As a natural diuretic, asparagus helps flush excess liquid, combating belly bulge and assisting in overall digestive health.

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Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells. In particular, red blood cell formation is dependent upon healthy levels of this vitamin. Folic acid deficiency is a known cause of anemia. Asparagus contains 22% of the daily recommended quantity of folate.

I love listing the vitamins and minerals that can be found in a simple vegetable such as this tall, green stalk. Below are the most common nutrients that you can gain from choosing to eat more asparagus.

Asparagus Nutritional Information

 

Vitamin E can also be found in asparagus. This particular vitamin helps strengthen your immune system and protects cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Our body absorbs vitamin E better if it’s eaten with heathy fats. Olive oil is perfect and that’s why I always use it to cook my asparagus.

I hope you have learned some new information in this FitTeen Food School post.

Love, FitTeen Maddy

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