Asparagus is not only good on the grill, but this little side dish is packed with great nutrients and health benefits. Some of the health benefits of asparagus are: anti-inflammatory properties, a powerful “oxidation-reduction agent,” aids against bladder, breast, colon, lung, prostate, and ovarian cancers. They are also a great source of B complex vitamin, which is great for heart health; it aids against birth defects, swelling, arthritis, rheumatism, and it’s also a great source of vitamin K and C. Asparagus works hard to help maintain your diet by providing proper fiber and protein.
It’s summertime, so fire up that grill and get yourself some asparagus. They make a wonderful side dish to any meal and your body will reap the benefits of its nutrition.
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