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What Makes Asparagus Healthy?
Asparagus is one of nature's true food heroes as a source of protein,
vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Asparagus is also packed in
the naturally occurring phytochemicals of glutathione, rutin, and
folic acid. Asparagus, next to orange juice, is regarded as the second
best whole foods source of folic acid. Folic acid is known to lower
the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, liver disease, and spina
Asparagus, along with avocados and watermelons, are particularly rich
dietary sources of gluthathione. Gluthathione is a small protein
composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine.
Nutrition researchers have regarded it as the most valuable
detoxifying agent in the human body. Gluthathione has also been called
the "master antioxidant" that regulates the actions of lesser
antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E within the body. Dietary
gluthathione intake from food sources such as asparagus has been
associated with protection against certain forms of cancer in addition
to potent anti-viral properties. Gluthathione is also a regenerator of
Rutin is a bioflavonoid that is highly concentrated in asparagus.
Research has proven rutin to be vital in its ability to increase the
strength of capillaries and regulate their permeability. Rutin's real
value is its ability to increase circulation to the lower limbs, by
increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.