Asparagus is a natural elixir of youth

Asparagus, or Asparagus is a plant whose wonderful healing and regeneration effects known already in the ancient Orient thousands of years ago. You know them as well?

People like asparagus delicious food love before at least 5000 years ago, it was a favorite vegetables ancient China and Egypt. There are many varieties of asparagus, the most known species, intended to be eaten, they are white asparagus, green and violet, which are grown in Europe, mainly in France, Belgium and Italy. Asparagus growing facility but we can also find in our country.

Asparagus is a perennial plant. Its cultivation is not easy and requires patience, because the first shoots can be harvested until the third year after planting. He likes the warm and sunny habitats and excessive watering him harm. Who will teach him not to grow and can withstand the first two years without harvest will sprout from its healthy to enjoy for many years.

What health beneficial substances found in asparagus?
Asparagus is a veritable fount of many beneficial vitamins, trace elements and substances with a beneficial effect on our health. Contains large amounts of beta-carotene - provitamin of vitamin A, which is irreplaceable for healthy eyes, skin, mucous membranes recovery and prevention of some types of cancer. Other highly represented vitamins are vitamin E and C and B vitamins such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (H) and niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5) and large amounts of folic acid (B9).
The trace elements are abundantly represented in asparagus potassium and zinc, as well as phosphorus, iron, iodine and sodium.

What are the medicinal properties of asparagus on the human body?
In some countries, the asparagus for generations regarded as an effective natural tonic and aphrodisiac. Due to its very positive effects on the health and function of many organs of the human body, it can be really considered as a means to increase libido. The high content of important vitamins and minerals and their combinations make asparagus a true friend of our physical and mental condition, is undoubtedly one of the vegetables that we would call a youth elixir. It has a stimulating effect on hematopoiesis, helps us to maintain a healthy vascular system and a strong heart and improves the supply to the brain and other organs of oxygen.
The high content of B vitamins, beta-carotene and zinc are the ideal combination for not only health, but also for beauty - healthy and shiny hair, clean and supple skin and strong nails. The high content of folic acid and niacin is important for proper hormonal processes in the body, renewal and rejuvenation of cells and hematopoiesis, but also for our mental fitness, healthy sleep, concentration, memory and nerves.
Substantial fiber content is beneficial to our digestion, which has a positive effect in the case of so-called weakness intestines. Asparagus also supports cleaning of the body, has diuretic and helps rid the body of harmful substances established. Its effects are valued by people suffering from skin problems, eczema, acne, diabetes and other conditions associated with metabolism.


There is no generally healthy man in his frequent consumption of no health problems, only people who suffer from acidification of the body (disease gout), asparagus should be eaten rarely or not at all, because it contains higher levels of purine, a substance that increases the level of uric acid in the body.

Asparagus in the kitchen
The great advantage of asparagus is that it can be processed in many different ways. Very popular as asparagus or asparagus creamy soup with cheese, is also excellent in salads, pasta, pizza, or as an accompaniment to meat dishes. Green asparagus is often no need to peel if his young and tender shoots, white asparagus peels preferably using a potato peeler. If you want to cook a whole as an attachment, it is recommended that it be placed in lightly salted water tied together, which prevents overcooking and its broken. Thus boiled asparagus can then be used to prepare other dishes, excellent, however, is itself, postrouhaný cheese or topped with a little melted butter.
Asparagus Another positive is that it has high nutritional and yet low caloric value, so it is great for food at reducing diets, which will give us a lot of important nutrients at low energy value.

Asparagus is a vegetable that has a very positive impact on our overall vitality and freshness and is one of the best natural remedies to rejuvenate the body, refresh the mind and keeping fit.

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the sources: Treatment of fruit and vegetables

[2007-04-11]
The author Asparagus is a natural elixir of youth: Michaela Vorlová