Asparagus benefits - arthritis, urinary
infections, weight loss and more
Asparagus benefits several of the body's needs, but asparagus juice may not have many fans among gourmet foodies.
However, juicing remains the best way to get some important medicinal benefits.
A delicacy the world over, asparagus has some fabulous health properties and it's hugely popular among farmers and gardeners where I live in the mountains of Andalucia, writes Pathfinder.
But it has more uses than a restaurant starter or a vegetable to grace a gourmet dish. For example, here are some key benefits of asparagus:
● Fighting urinary infections
● Helping with Arthritis and Rheumatism (but NOT gout, see below)
● Constipation (see below)
● Weight loss
Its most powerful and immediate effect is as a diuretic and, if you're looking for weightloss tips, asparagus juicing is therefore also very useful in a slimming program.
Within half an hour of eating asparagus (or in this case following my asparagus juice recipe) you'll find that your urine output will increase - and it will have a distinctive smell! Don't worry about that, it's perfectly natural.
Avoid asparagus if you suffer from gout. The "purines" (natural chemicals) in it will aggravate the pain.
I feed a dozen or more whole asparagus spears into my juicer with a sliced pear, and when I feel the need for a bit of heat (or for any kind of unsettled stomach) I add an inch of peeled ginger. The ginger is optional because you'll hardly taste the asparagus and pear!
If you are a male over, say, 35 years then add around 20 drops of saw palmetto tincture for prostate health.
If you have room in your garden, grow your own asparagus but remember it will take a couple of years before you can harvest the spears.
More information on frequent urination problems
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