07 May '11, 2pm

Cancer-Fighting (And Yummy!) Asparagus

Cancer-Fighting (And Yummy!) Asparagus

Just writing the word “asparagus” makes my mouth water and encourages my heart to beat a little quicker. When I imagine the flavor of asparagus, I’m washed in the feeling of the sun on my back, the smell of wet dirt, and that child-like pleasure of seeing new green life poking through the dark soil. It’s a sweeping reaction to get from a vegetable! Part of it is just that it’s spring. Finally spring. And I am easily moved by little things like the turn of the seasons. Part of it is that I really love the taste of asparagus. And part of it is that I think we have the potential to react in strong ways to things that have inherently beneficial health benefits. (And yes, maybe I react strongly to french fries as well, but that’s another story.) So, asparagus. According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is the food highest in glutathione, an important anti-carcinogen....

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/cancer-fight...

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