This vegetable rich in potassium, folic acid & vitamin C, is diuretic & draining , & is ideal against water retention.

This popular vegetable comes in a variety of colors, including green, white and purple. It’s used in dishes around the world, including frittatas, pastas and stir-fries.

After 10 weeks, the rats on the asparagus diet had 17% lower blood pressure than the rats on the standard diet ( 33 ).

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Some people also believe asparagus has the potential to lead to gout, a painful form of arthritis, because of its levels of purines, which are substances naturally found in the body. When the body breaks down purines, it produces uric acid. Normally, the body absorbs uric acid in the blood or it passes through the kidneys. But too much uric acid in the blood, however, can end up causing pain, swelling, or inflammation. (31) Some experts recommend sticking to a specific diet aimed at decreasing the uric acid levels in the body. So even though it seems logical to think avoiding foods that are high in purines will help alleviate gout symptoms, experts say that high-purine vegetables, including asparagus, do not put you at increased risk for gout. (32)

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On the other hand, some people just don’t smell it. Researchers have determined that some people possess a certain genetic makeup that prevents them from smelling anything weird when they hit the bathroom after an asparagus-heavy meal. (26)

Serving size : 5 asparagus spears (3.3 oz / 93 g) *Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Calories: 20 (Calories from Fat 0)