Source: Asparagus contains glutathione, an antioxidant and detoxifying compound that breaks down free radicals, and which is being researched as a way to destroy breast cancer cells.It takes about three years from seed to first harvest, but then asparagus plants can last up to 15 years!The amino acid asparagine found in asparagus is a natural diuretic, which helps the body release excess fluid and salts and maintain the health of your kidneys.

e it makes your pee smell funny, asparagus should headline every health-conscious woman’s groce ry list. Asparagus is super high in key vitamins and minerals and low in calories (less than 30 calories per cup), earning it a top spot on the ANDI

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