Benefits of Asparagus for Endometriosis

It’s spring time here in Colorado — my favorite time of year 🙂  The weather is down-right perfect and even better are all the wonderful spring foods now available!

One of spring’s delightful delicacies is a perfect gift for endometriosis — asparagus.

With folate, B1, B2, B3 & B6, asparagus is an excellent addition in a diet for endometriosis. Additionally it contains so many healing properties including…..

  • selenium
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • fiber
  • manganese
  • potassium
  • zinc
  • iron
  • protein
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • vitamin A

In short, this means asparagus is a fabulous anti-inflammatory food! It is also contains antioxidants including a big one for healing — glutathione. 

Another bonus…. asparagus contains inulin — a prebiotic that supports healthy bacteria in the gut, associated with better nutrient absorption and improved digestion.

Simple Asapragus & Balsamic Recipe

I’ve included my latest, favorite way to consume this wonderful superfood….

Ingredients:

– asparagus
– toasted pecans or walnuts

Balsamic Dressing:

– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
– clove of garlic
– 1 tsp ground mustard
– 2-3 TBS raw honey
– salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Toast the pecans or walnuts in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes (enough so they are fragrant). Pop off the hard ends of the asparagus and steam for four minutes.

Mix together the dressing ingredients (this makes for a good amount of dressing for later!)

Top the steamed asparagus with the nuts and dressing and enjoy! 🙂

On the Positive Side?

Asparagus makes for a simple, filling meal and can be cooked up in less than ten minutes. It is at its prime from April through May (in the northern hemisphere) so now is the time to consume it!

Of note, asparagus can make your urine smell weird, Lol. There are differing theories as to why this is true and it doesn’t happen to everyone. But if you are one of the lucky ones — then don’t freak out. It happens to me too 🙂

Asparagus is a tough plant so it is not sprayed with many pesticides. If you are on a budget, then this vegetable is a cleaner, non-organic choice.

Are you a fan of asparagus? If not, then are you willing to try it again after hearing how great it is for us? How do you like to cook it?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below…..

Much love,

 

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