View Full Version : Why should u eat Asparagus?

05-07-2006, 09:59 AM
Why Should You Eat Asparagus?: Asparagus:
is low calorie
has no fat
is naturally low in sodium
is an excellent source of folic acid (which is used in blood cell formation and prevention of liver disease and neural tube defects)
is a good source of potassium (which helps muscles recovery and prevents cramping)
is a significant source of Vitamin C, Thiamin, B6, and fiber
provides as many grams of protein as it does of carbohydrates
contains rutin (which strengthens capillary walls) and GSH (which is an antioxidant and cancer fighter).

05-07-2006, 11:50 AM
it is the first time I hear of this kind of food :D
I will look forward to see how does it look since it doesn't has fat and calories alot ..
Thanks ravs2k6 for sharing :)

05-07-2006, 09:15 PM
naturally low in sodium is not necessarily what you want for right before a race.

Sodium is known for encouraging drinking and optimizing hudration through fluid retention.

Ever heard of Gatorade Endurance Formula? It specializes in having high sodium and is the sponsor of Marathons all around the USA.