Asparagus is a hearty spear that boasts distinct flavor with a plethora of benefits. If this is not a regular veggie in your diet, it’s time to keep plenty of it stowed in your refrigerator. There are numerous healthy benefits this vegetable provides that I am certain you may enjoy. Improved skin, hair and overall health. Who doesn’t want to look and feel beautiful?
The main reason I love asparagus, it’s an alkaline vegetable. However, white asparagus can be acid-forming. So, be sure to go for the green. When buying this tender veggie be sure it’s firm, dark green or has purple stalks with closed tips. It can lose its flavor and freshness quickly.
Asparagus provides the richest source of folate, vitamins, A, C and K, potassium, and vitamin B complex. It’s also rich in copper and iron. It has fabulous minerals, electrolytes, and much more.
It’s a low calorie veggie. It’s also been known to help with bowel syndrome (IBS), assist in healthy metabolic functions, helps to cure infections, it’s anti-inflammatory, and healthy for your heart.
Enjoy this healthy recipe and do your best to add asparagus to your diet weekly.
Prep time, 5 minutes, Cook time 8 minutes, Bake at 425, Total Time: 13 minutes. Great as a side dish and serves 4-5
1/2 pound fresh asparagus
1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt
1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
3 cloves of minced garlic
2-3 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese
Drizzle or spray olive oil
*Try to use all organic ingredients
Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga in La Quinta, CA. & www.bronwynison.com Online Yoga classes at your fingertips.