Asparagus is a wonder-food! It is a great source of Vitamin K which is the vitamin that regulates blood clotting. However, if you are on a blood-thinning medication, it is advisable to check with your health-care provider to make sure asparagus is on your approved list.
In addition, asparagus is a great natural diuretic, nourishes the digestive tract, is a good source of fiber plus is considered an anti-inflammatory food with the extra bonus of being an antioxidant. All in all, this food should be showing up on your table a few times a month!
This dish comes together rather quickly…the risotto needs to be slow-cooked so try not to rush it!
Broccoli is one of the best vegetables! It is a great source of Vitamin C which is vital during cold and flu season.
I make this dish year-round and include some apple cider vinegar to help boost health benefits.
Most people I know have a love/hate relationship with asparagus. I am on the love side of the fence and am amazed with its nutritional benefits.
Touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods, asparagus is a great source of:
- Vitamin K – helps prevent heart disease and improves blood clotting)
- Copper – increases the body’s absorption of Iron
- Folate/Vitamin B9 – encourages cell and tissue growth
- Selenium – good for heart health, blood flow and reduces free radical oxidative stress
- Vitamin B2 – aids body in producing red blood cells and converting food into energy
- Vitamin C – an antioxidant that also helps the body form and maintain healthy skin and bones
- Vitamin E – helps reduce damage from free radicals
Asparagus also is contains Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, Niacin, Potassium, Choline, Zinc, Iron, Protein, Vitamin A & B6, and Pantothenic Acid, which helps the body convert food into energy.