First, I want to say Happy Easter to everyone celebrating today! I tried to come up with a eating for your health food today that I thought was springy and might be on your Easter table. I have written about eggs before, so I decided to go with asparagus. To me, asparagus just shouts spring. But, you know, I really have not seen it on a lot of those healthy food lists you see everywhere, so I did my research, and asparagus is really a healthy food we should all be eating!
In addition to being a spring favorite vegetable, asparagus is high in vitamins K, B1, B2, C, and E, folate, copper, and selenium. Asparagus is high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory making it heart and blood sugar healthy. It is high in inulin for digestive health, may reduce the risk of certain cancers, and is even a natural diuretic. So, asparagus should definitely be on your must-eat list!
Sources: The World’s Healthiest Foods