Being a dietitian in Izmir is an advantage. You ask why? Because the variety of vegetables and fruits in the Aegean Region is high, it allows people on a diet to create more diet recipes. Especially about herbs… As a dietitian, I am constantly trying new diet recipes, and I share these recipes and the benefits of nutrients with you.

Today’s guest is asparagus, one of the oldest foods in human history. Asparagus, which was previously grown only in Western Asia, Europe and North Africa, is now grown almost everywhere. Asparagus; Like leeks, garlic, and onions, it is a member of the Lily family and has more than 300 varieties. It contains minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, sodium, iron, copper, calcium and manganese, and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, B6, K, thiamine and niacin.

Health Benefits of Asparagus:

Thanks to its folic acid content, it is a complete heart-friendly.

It is a food rich in potassium and poor in sodium. Thanks to its asparagine content, it is like an effective diuretic drug. For this reason, it is used during periods when the body is edematous, such as before menstruation. It also contributes to the recovery of conditions such as tension and fatigue. That’s why it is used in the treatment of depression.

Asparagus, which is rich in plant minerals, contains inulin. Inulin is a food source of gut bacteria that are beneficial to health. Therefore, inulin taken into the body with the consumption of asparagus increases the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal flora and makes a positive contribution to the intestinal flora.

Thanks to its folate content, it reduces birth defects such as spina bifida and the chance of low birth weight of the newborn.

Asparagus juice is highly alkaline and therefore helps to reduce blood acidity by cleaning muscle tissues and also helps dissolve kidney stones.
Anti-inflammatory phytochemicals in its content prevent arthritis and rheumatism.

Since its regular consumption is rich in fiber, it increases bowel movement.

It is a good antioxidant. So it can help prevent cancer, cataracts and other eye problems. There are studies that increase the success rate of chemotherapy.

It regulates the blood sugar level and is therefore a very important nutrient for diabetics.

Thanks to its detox feature, it helps to prevent urinary tract infections.

It stimulates milk production. Therefore, it is a very useful food for breastfeeding mothers.

After listing so many benefits, it is not possible without a recipe that will appeal to your taste 🙂

10 asparagus
5 cloves of garlic
juice of 1 lemon
4 tablespoons of olive oil
100 g light cheddar cheese
black pepper, salt

Mix the juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 5 crushed garlic cloves and make a sauce. Put the asparagus on the baking tray with greaseproof paper and pour the sauce on it. After adding salt and pepper, bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees. After cooking, add light cheddar cheese on it and keep it in the oven until it melts. That’s it!


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