Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Asparagus (With Recipes!)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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8. Amnesia

Amnesia can be a real problem, especially in the elderly, but studies done with rodents show that asparagus has anti-amnesic effects and can help improve memory [8]. Other studies have also suggested that eating asparagus may actually help to reverse memory deficits [9].

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9. Osteoporosis

As we grow older many women suffer from osteoporosis, a disorder where the bone mass is reduced and can lead to increased fractures. Studies show that asparagus may produce an antiosteoporotic effect due to the phytosterols and other ingredients it contains [10].

10. Gastric Ulcers

Do you suffer from stomach ulcers? Then eat asparagus. Asparagus has been found to have antiulcerogenic properties and helps to protect the stomach by inhibiting the release of hydrochloric acid and protecting from gastric mucosal damage [11].

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The vitamins, antioxidants, sterols, flavonoids and other components of asparagus give it an abundance of health benefits from wound healing to protecting against cancer. One medium stalk of asparagus contains only 3 calories, so go ahead and enjoy its many benefits.

5 Healthy Asparagus Recipes From Around the Web

Asparagus Soup with Tarragon and Chevre via My Fancy Pantry

asparagus soup recipe

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Spring Asparagus Pancetta Hash via Smitten Kitchen

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Quinoa with Asparagus, Fava Beans, and Green Peas via Tastespotting

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quinoa asparagus recipe

Shrimp with Couscous and Asparagus via Feastie

shrimp asparagus recipe

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Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza via Just a Taste

asparagus pizza recipe

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