Asparagus

As a member of the lily family and originally cultivated in ancient Egypt, asparagus is a superfood rich in nutrition.

Nutrition:

  • Low in calories (24 calories per cup) and carbohydrates
  • Rich in protein compared to other vegetables
  • Excellent source of potassium, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C and A, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B6
  • Good source of dietary fibers, niacin, phosphorus, protein and iron

Benefits:

  • Historically asparagus has been used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and as a diuretic
  • Effective in treating arthritis due to its unique phytochemical antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds

Great roasted, steamed or raw, asparagus is a wonderful addition to any meal.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods