Yeah, we know. It makes your pee smell. Now that we got that out of the way we can focus on the insane benefits of this stalky veg, one of which is asparagine. This amino acid prevents fluid retention, ensuring you look as buff as humanly possible while also helping to lower your risk of high blood pressure. Just 12 cooked stalks of asparagus supply your entire recommended daily dose of vitamin K, which is necessary for maintaining healthy bones as well as proper blood clotting and circulation. What else you ask? Asparagus is one of the few natural sources of the antioxidant glutathione—it defends your cells’ DNA against damage, detoxifies pollutants, kills carcinogens, and decreases inflammation.
• Salmon with Polenta and Asparagus
• Bison with Sweet Potato and Asparagus
• Baked Chicken with Quinoa and Asparagus