Today’s featured food was one that I previously ate only when it was smothered in cheese sauce. Since ditching the dairy, I’ve come to appreciate how delicious fresh organic asparagus is, raw or lightly cooked. And there is more to appreciate about this beneficial vegetable.
Asparagus contains phytochemical compounds such as chlorophyll and lutein that are crucial organ cleansers. They go deeply into the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys, scrubbing out the toxins there. Chlorophyll also binds to amino acids such as glutamine and threonine to help remove heavy metals.
Some of the phytochemicals in asparagus actually inhibit toxins. After driving out pesticides and heavy metals from the organs, these specialized phytochemicals stay behind, repelling new toxins. This makes asparagus an amazing tool for battling all varieties of cancer.
This vegetable is high in easily absorbable B vitamins, silica, iron, zinc, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. It supports the adrenal glands, and alkalizes the body by flushing out unproductive acids.
Asparagus really shines as an anti-aging wonder. In Life Changing Foods, by Anthony William, he writes that every spear of asparagus that we eat was once on its way to becoming a small tree! While all vegetables have value, most can’t claim this hidden potential. When we consume young asparagus shoots their propulsive energy is transferred to us, keeping us young and and helping in the recovery and prevention of neurological disorders.
Bring more asparagus into your life if you suffer from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, cancer, migraines, Menieres, diabetes, shingles, Epstein Barr and other viruses, thyroid disorders, Lyme, infertility, sleep apnea, skin issues, muscle spasms and stiffness, joint pain and menopause symptoms.
Asparagus can be eaten raw as a snack or chopped and included in salads, juiced with other vegetables, steamed or grilled, or made into a luscious and nourishing soup.
I picked up a couple of bunches of organic asparagus today, with the intention of making soup this weekend. I’ll juice any leftover spears. I also plan to bring more asparagus into my life. Spring is the perfect season for rejuvenation.
You can learn more about the healing power of foods, and enjoy a recipe for each featured food, in Life Changing Foods, available through the link below.
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