By Jackie Sand – Photo by: Ishikawa Ken
Juicing Asparagus is a great way to supplement our body with alkaline forming nutrients.
May is the perfect time of the year to include fresh asparagus in our diet, should it be by lightly steaming it and or enjoying it juiced.
Asparagus contains the diuretic asparagine which can eliminate water through the kidneys. Asparagus also helps to clean the arteries of cholesterol and has a positive impact on vascular health in cases of hypertension and arteriosclerosis. It is known for its protein, vitamin A, C, E, iron, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, selenium, copper, magnesium, folate acid, thiamin, manganese, zinc.
Asparagus is highly alkaline and can lower the acidity in the body which can promote our overall health dramatically. It can act anti-inflammatory and as a mild laxative since it instils regular bowel movements. The diuretic properties of asparagus have an important impact on our kidneys and bladder by flushing out toxins and reducing water retentions.
It can alleviate problems with
2. Water retention
3. Bowel movement
It has an excellent detox effect!
Combined with other high alkaline vegetables like lemons, limes, cucumber and celery – asparagus makes an invaluable ingredient in our daily juice detox regime.
Here a quick receipt for an alkalizing asparagus juice.
6 Asparagus spears
2 Celery stalks
1 Green apple
1 Peeled lemon
1 Small piece of ginger
The varieties for this juice are abundant with adding and or exchanging vegetables for cucumber, kale …