Asparagus is in season in my area and I look for as many ways to include it in my spring diet as possible.

Like other early crops, asparagus is cleansing in nature—especially to the kidneys and urinary system.

It’s also loaded with lots of other benefits such as;

• Fiber, folate, Vitamins A, C, E, and K and chromium, which helps with insulin levels (blood sugar stabilization).
• It is a rich source of Glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens
• Packed with antioxidants, it can neutralize cell damaging free radicals.
• It contains high levels of the amino acid Asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic.
• Increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.

I promise you’ll love this….read more @Quinoa Salad with Lime, Mint & Grilled Asparagus. {Gluten Free, Vegan Recipe} | elephant journal