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Fresh Asparagus Health Benefits and Recipes

Are we eating enough vegetables and foods that are good for us?  An easy one to add to the routine this time of year is fresh asparagus.  Something about tiny sprigs of fresh asparagus makes me want to jump up and down with joy that spring has arrived and it is once again time to enjoy some delicious fresh asparagus recipes.
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Asparagus has so many health benefits, too.  It is full of fiber, folates, and vitamins A, C, E and K.  It even has chromium, which assists the body’s insulin in carrying glucose to the cells.  Packed with antioxidants, asparagus ranks high among vegetables because of the way it neutralizes cell-damaging free radicals.  The folate in the asparagus works with Vitamin B12 to help our brains fight off cognitive impairment.

Remember to preserve the nutritional value of your asparagus by cooking it with a waterless method (such as roasting, grilling or stir-frying).  Here are a couple of fabulous recipes to try:

 

Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals

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 Stir-Fried Chicken and Asparagus with Cashews

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Grilled Asparagus Salad

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March 7th, 2013

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