Asparagus

The spear like vegetable asparagus, can help thwart disease.  It’s full of antioxidants that are good for the skin.  Vitamin K is high in asparagus which aids in blood clotting and the vitamin C strengthens immunity.  The folate is great for pregnant women and it’s anti-inflammatory.  Yes, your urine may smell after a delicious meal of asparagus, but the fiber is great for digestion.

In the Northern hemisphere it usually grows between March and June.  You will find thinner spears early in the season and thicker ones as the season progresses.  Asparagus are great for roasting, grilling or in a stir fry.

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Spring

Spring is a great time to cleanse your life.  With warmer weather right around the corner it’s good to start eating lighter foods.  Fruits and vegetables will start to come into season that will help with this change.  Add strawberries to your breakfast, lemon to your water, beets, asparagus, and artichokes to your meals.

It can also be a good time to clean out your home and get rid of excess.  If you haven’t used it in over a year consider donating it.  Once you begin to feel the warmth, planting new life can be a great thing to do in the spring time.  Don’t have room, don’t worry just take a trip into nature and enjoy the new blooming plants.

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