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The Wonder Vegetable

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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!

7 Comments

  1. Bradley

    March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am

    this was great, now I want to start having this on a regular basis..thanks!

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    • Jessica

      March 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Glad you liked my blog post. You should definitely add it to your diet. Tell me how it goes. xoxo Jess

  2. Daryl

    March 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve often wondered if there is any difference and if so, how big difference in canned vegies such as asparagus, or dried foods like parsley and the fresh from the market.I travel a lot with my job and being single (hint hint lol) I waste a lot of food that spoils. The more things I can get in a can, the easier it is to transport and preserve. I hate wasting food, but I refuse to eat fast food! Any advice??

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    • Jessica

      March 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Fresh is always the best. And stay away from hydrogenated oils.

  3. Bhavar

    March 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    wow thats great .. tips i will start from today in my daily diet..Thanks for information Jessica..:)

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  4. Noel Jensen

    June 06, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This is a great article on Asparagus. I appreciate anybody who appreciates vegetables. The green stuff in our diet helps us to be as beautiful on the inside as we are on the outside. I just posted on my blog about National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.

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    • Jessica

      June 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Glad you enjoyed my blog.

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