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Wild asparagus

wild asparagusUse the months ahead of us to enjoy wild asparagus as often as you like; Apart from the abundance of useful ingredients, the vegetables of the characteristic green color will give you many gastronomic delights. Did you know that you can eat them raw?

Asparagus was once considered a delicious delicacy whose specific bitter taste could only taste the selected palate, but today this plant is widely distributed and available to a large number of people. Wild Asparagus is a delicatessen that will flood the marketplace from the end of March to the end of June, while canned in stores can be bought all year, but then the satisfaction of their consumption is undoubtedly less.

Why is asparagus good?

Composition:
Plenty of vitamins and a little calories
Asparagus is a plant from a lily family. Low calories, but high nutritional value. Because in 100 grams of asparagus, it has only 20 calories. The largest part, as much as 93 percent of asparagus is water. And asparagus contains 1.7 percent of protein, 2.6 percent of carbohydrates and 0.7 percent of fat.

Asparagus is rich in folates and vitamins C, B6, A, and this self-propagated or cultivated vegetable is abundant with vitamins K and E. In addition, they are a good source of thiamin, fibers, rich in potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium and magnesium, many microelements such as iron, copper, zinc, fluorine, and iodine. Asparagus also contains a larger amount of fiber, which is why they act positively on digestion.

“Cure” for pregnant women
This bitterly vegetable is rich in folic acid (vitamin B9), which plays a very important role in the development of a healthy fetus. Folic acid, in fact, keeps the nervous system of the fetus and helps it grow properly. Therefore, for the women who plan for pregnancy or are in the first weeks of pregnancy it is recommended taking 400 mg of folic acid every day, and instead of replacements, it is advisable to eat asparagus as well.

They increase sexual desire and help with erectile dysfunction
Since ancient times this plant has been accompanied by aphrodisiac power. This is explained precisely by the abundance of folate, vitamin B, which in the blood increase the level of histamine, a neurotransmitter that increases orgasm. In addition, asparagus also contains herbal chemical protodioscin, which has been shown to increase sexual desire and even in some cases can help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Strong diuretic

Asparagus is also a very potent diuretic, helping to alleviate urination and thus promote the cleansing of the organism. And it is also effective against constipation.

It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
One of the richest rutin sources, of cholesterol-lowering flavonoids, lowers blood pressure and empowers weakened capillaries. For the bitterness that is characteristic of this fleshy plant, credit goes to the ingredients of asparagin and spargaurin, which accelerate the recovery of the organism after the disease, stimulate liver and bile function. Enjoy in the spring and in this unique plant and try it out in many ways.

And the recipe:

I often get the idea that the simplest recipes are the best so that this time I decided to prepare them on a salad I had enriched with avocado and sunflower and pumpkin seeds ​in order to get a full meal.

From asparagus, we use soft peaks.

INGREDIENTS:

4 handful of green salad (of your choice)
1 bunch of wild asparagus
2 young bow
1 avocado
1 bunch of radish
2 Tablespoons (TBSP) of pumpkin seeds
2 TBSP of sunflower seeds
1 TBSP of squeezed lemon juice (or lime)
2-3 TBSP of olive oil
Pinch of salt (sea or himalayas)

PREPARATION:

Wash all vegetables well.
Asparagus do not use whole but only peaks (remove the stems). Slice it on a small.
Cut the salad into smaller pieces, cut onions and radish on the rings, and peel the avocado and cut into cubes.
Mix all in the large bowl, add sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and season with lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
Mix well and serve.

TIP: I suggest that you moisten pumpkin and sunflower seeds in salt water overnight, after which you need to rinse and filter them. If you want crunchy, after soaking put them in the dehydrator for about 10 hours.

It’s good to know this …

Natural Cosmetics. Asparagus water can serve as a facial cleanser. Because, it has a soothing effect and very effectively calms inflammatory processes on the skin. Also, vitamin E helps restore skin cell membranes. The water in which wild asparagus is cooked is very good for strengthening hair and nails, and will give them extra glow.

And after a heavy night! After spending the night with too much alcohol you should rest, drink lots of water and eat asparagus. Because asparagus are rich in amino acids and minerals that alleviate hangover. Also, accelerate recovery of body and clean liver from alcohol-induced toxins.

For Natural Treatment! Asparagus has been used in the distant history of China for the treatment of ulcer, burns and coughs. It is believed to be able to dissolve the kidney stones. Also, used in the treatment of anemia, facilitates premenstrual problems, and the fibers that contain help the proper functioning of the digestive tract.

Cocoa cake recipe

cocoa cake recipeA well-known recipe from childhood, a delicious raw cocoa cake recipe, you can quickly and easily prepare as a tasty raw dessert. And completely healthy!

Did you know that raw cocoa is an excellent source of minerals and antioxidants, and it works well in the mood because it stimulates the release of endorphins?

So, put it in all your desserts and you’re in a great mood every day. Especially with this recipe.

To enjoy fine pies and cakes you do not have to always light up the oven, it is enough to have a blender or food processor. These raw cocoa cakes are real proof of this fact. Continue reading

Spring detox soup

spring detox soupIt’s time for many vitamins and detoxification of the organism! This soup is ideal for it! A quick energy soup for spring detox will recover your body, which you have been sometimes “flabbergasted” with various bad foods during the winter.

You can detox your body whenever you want, or when you need it. However, cleansing of the organism is recommended after the holiday due to an increased intake of food, sugar, and alcohol. Then in the spring to detox the organism of winter greasy and heavy food and prepare it for seasonal fruit and vegetable intake and supply it with vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

Purple cabbage salad

purple cabbage saladCrispy, cheap, fresh, delicious … all this is purple cabbage salad in the winter.

It is considered to be the least caloric and in vitamins and minerals very rich brassicas. In cold days, it is especially good for your immune system. The easiest way to prepare it is to make a salad, so we’ll stick to it too. However, we will surprise you with choosing the other foods and the flavor that then generates.

Vitaminize yourself, make colorful gray cold days and be healthy just by eating healthy foods like this salad! Continue reading

Cabbage health benefits

cabbage health benefitsCabbage is one of the oldest foods and the first vegetable that comes to mind when we think of our grandmother’s kitchen. And when we think about winter, isn’t it!? And what are the cabbage health benefits?

Whether it is red or green cabbage, cabbage is a rich source of many nutrients and minerals, from vitamin C to calcium, phosphorus, and iron, to vitamin E, K and B groups. Cabbage is indeed a “smart head”. Low-calorie and super-nutritious vegetables are a unique blend of vitamin A, B, C, E and K, omega-3 fatty acids and cancer healing components. The real boon for immunity and digestion is also known as antistress vegetables. For centuries, the healing properties of cabbage are known, both fresh and soured, which is a traditional local delicacy in our days in the cold days. Continue reading

Christmas smoothie

christmas smoothieFresh pineapple is a sweet fruit that has a small number of calories. One cup of pineapple contains only 76 calories. And because of that, it is an excellent option for preparing smoothies or refreshing salads. We will use it to prepare Christmas smoothie.

It abounds in vitamin C, copper and manganese that strengthens the bones. Used as a cosmetic supplement because it cleanses the skin. How powerful is its strength is demonstrated by recent studies that have shown that it contains substances that have anticancer activity? Continue reading

So what are the health benefits of basil? Whenever Italian cuisine is mentioned, in the foreground are tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. 

Health benefits of Basil

health benefits of basilIn addition to Italy, this plant is a symbol of Provence’s culinary tradition. Unfortunately, little is used in other cuisines. It could be said that his values are ignored; how gastronomic as well as a positive impact on health.

Basil comes from India. There are different types and colors. There are green and purple. The ancient Greeks called it a royal plant. It has long been used in folk medicine to treat headaches, coughs and kidney diseases. Of course, it has a wide range of culinary uses, where it gives to the dishes a
specific flavor and taste. Continue reading

Parsley health benefits

parsley health benefitsThe homeland of parsley is Europe. The ancient Greeks used it in medical treatment, while for the Romans it was a favorite spice. And today it is one of the most used spice plants and a symbol of Italian cuisine. It is extremely rich in potassium and vitamin C, so it is best to use it while fresh. In addition, it contains carotene, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium … And what are the Parsley health benefits?

There are also phytochemicals in it such as coumarin and terpenoids. They act as antioxidants and prevent the formation of tumors. In addition, they reduce concentration and peroxidation of cholesterol in the blood, thereby contributing to the health of the bloodstream. Continue reading

can you eat green bananasLet’s talk about one of those “strange” foods that no one seems to be quite sure about – bananas. I am sure you like bananas? They are delicious and satisfying. In fact, you are probably eating a banana right now, or at least thinking about eating a banana. Am I right? So Can you eat green bananas?

Well, if you LOVE bananas as I do, but you are also worried about this amazing tropical fruit potentially causing spikes in blood sugar and fat gain, here is a helpful tip on choosing your bananas… Continue reading

The healthiest juice

the healthiest juiceA little about the ingredients of the healthiest juice in the world. Ginger relieves stomach problems, coughing and pain in the throat, as well as nausea of all kinds, has antibacterial, antifungal and antitoxin activity. Lemon cleanses the liver and is also natural antioxidant and antiseptic, which prevents various infections, colds, and flu. Apple strengthens immunity,
stimulates weight loss, and also stimulates work of kidneys, liver, and bile. And carrots improve vision, rejuvenate the skin, cleanse the body, also keep the heart and tooth health. Continue reading

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