Today’s health tip: Benefits of Asparagus

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Asparagus is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and essential proteins. 

 It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 , vitamin B3,  vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and vitamin K

The mineral treasures that are stored in it include iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium, and potassium.

Asparagus contains a very low amount of calories with no cholesterol and is low in sodium as well. Along with this, it is also a rich source of dietary fiber, which is essential for the body.

Asparagus is rich in B vitamins that help in maintaining healthy levels of homocysteine, which is produced in the blood when an amino acid (methionine) breaks down in the body.

It has anti-anxiety properties and helps in curing physical and mental debility in males. It also helps in enhancing the libido and boosts sperm count and its motility.

Asparagus contains significant quantities of the nutrient inulin, which is a kind of complex carbohydrate, commonly known as prebiotic. 

It is also a good provider of dietary fiber and has laxative properties that help in the smooth functioning of the bowels, keeping bloating and constipation at bay.

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