Health benefits of Asparagus and Green Beans

Welcome back!

Hope you’ve all tried last weeks ‘Gourmet Veggie Bowl’. If not, now it’s your chance to find out why you should.

Many vegetables are very well known for their health benefits. Here are two examples from last weeks ‘Gourmet Weight Loss’ & Slimming Recipe’.

Let’s look at Asparagus. Did you know that:Asparagus by Sandy Bröcking / Think Smart & Lose Weight

  • It is good help for various kidney and bladder problems.
  • It helps lower high blood pressure
  • It is known to prevent cancer
  • It is known to strengthen our blood vessels

As with all good things: Please do not overdo. Asparagus does have a very helpful diuretic effect but in large amounts your kidneys might become a bit worked up. More than 50-100gm daily is not recommended.

What about Green Beans. They are:Green Beans by Sandy Bröcking / Think Smart & Lose Weight

  • High in fibre,
  • High in for our body important calcium, iron magnesium, manganese, and potassium
  • High on Vitamin A, Vitamin B1,B6 and B12
  • High in antioxidants which prevent our bodies from many diseases including heart disease and cancer
  • It is common for green beans to be eaten but raw they are mildly toxic. They’re not highly toxic and many people eat them raw for the taste and health benefits with no side effect. Therefore if you want to eat them raw a few beans in a salad are probably fine, but don’t have them raw in large amounts. Boiling for 6-10 mins is known to destroy the toxic compounds. So if you are a bit worried – briefly cook your green beans before eating.

Always remember that yellow and green vegetables are good for your eyes and are well known to help protect them from Macular Disease. 

Take care of your body – It’s worth it!



About Sandy Bröcking

I’m a health professional, author and motivational speaker who is passionate to help people lose weight the healthy way. As I used to be heavily overweight myself a long time ago, I believe that successful weight loss comes from motivation and knowledge. My passion is to stop people being fooled by often expensive diet regimes. Believe me - losing weight for good is not as difficult as most people think.
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2 Responses to Health benefits of Asparagus and Green Beans

  1. i always eat asparagus but i didn’t know it’s benefits… thanks to your article for the information about asparagus benefits…

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