I’m so excited that I finally got this website up and running! Beyond offering personal training packages I wanted to use this blog to give my clients and anybody interested daily fitness and nutrition tips. I hope you’ll check in every day for tidbits that I want to relay to everybody who is seeking a more healthy and fit lifestyle.
Today I wanted to fill you in on one of the best foods for a healthy diet, asparagus. Before I started competing I wasn’t a big asparagus fan. But then I learned about the health benefits. First of all, asparagus has 288 milligrams of potassium per cup which is great because potassium is known for reducing belly fat! Second, asparagus contains 3 grams of fiber which cleanses the digestive system. Plus asparagus has almost no sodium, it has no fat or cholesterol and one cup has only 40 calories!
Beyond that, asparagus is high in folate, a B complex vitamin, which is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system. Folate is known to be an important protection against cancer and helps reduce pain and inflammation. Asparagus also has vitamin K which helps prevent osteoporosis. Asparagus truly is a wonder vegetable. For optimum health benefits it is suggested that asparagus be eaten raw but I find steaming the best and very quick. Oh, there is one side effect. When metabolized asparagus gives off a distinctive smell in the urine. But there are no harmful effects. Quite the opposite. Asparagus will help give you a healthy mind and body. That’s why I’ve added it to my diet. I even bring it with me to the gym sometimes!