4 amazing benefits of asparagus you should know about

Asparagus bunchI’m all about eating with the seasons. Your food’s fresher. It tastes better. You get more nutrients from it. You can support local farmers. If you have a green thumb, you can even save money by growing your own seasonal fruits and veggies.

If seasonal eating strikes a chord with you too, then it’s right about time to start eating lots of the delicious, stalky, green vegetable that sprouts every spring — asparagus.

When we talk about healthy veggies, we often focus on dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach or brightly-colored phytonutrient-powerhouses like carrots and tomatoes. But asparagus deserves some of the spotlight too.

This scrumptious spring vegetable can provide significant health benefits that you’ll want to take advantage of. Eating asparagus often this spring could give you:

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.