Asparagus

Asparagus Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3%
Iron 16%
Vitamin E 8%
Vitamin K 70%
Thiamin 13%
Riboflavin 11%
Niacin 7%
Vitamin B6 6%
Folate 17%
Pantothenic Acid 4%
Magnesium 5%
Phosphorus 7%
Potassium 8%
Zinc 5%
Copper 13%
Manganese 11%
Selenium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 68

 

 

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Potential Health Benefits

  • powerful anti-cancer properties
  • powerful free radical scavenger
  • help strengthen capillary walls
  • improve protein metabolism
  • lower "bad" cholesterol
  • improve digestion
  • energy boost

 

Potential Athletic Benefits

  • Naturally detoxify unwanted heavy metals for improved athletic performance.
  • High iron content to meet common athletic deficiencies from elevated exercise volume.
  • Improve amino acid metabolism and protein synthesis for increased recovery rate.

Glycemic Index Rank

<15 out of 100

RankValue
Low Glycemic less than 55

Food Sensitivity Rank

1.2 to 1 ratio

RankValue
Low-Medium for Fructose Sensitivity more than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)

Asparagus are nature's perfect workout food. They come loaded with essential nutrients like iron, vitamin K, and B-vitamins. However, asparagus is most prominent for its cancer fighting qualities and treatment remedies.

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iron

is a crucial mineral nutrient that is responsible for cellular energy production, assisting oxygen transport within the blood hemoglobin, and assisting enzymatic activity associated with red blood cell formation and growth. Iron deficiencies are very common among vegans and athletes, and can be linked to fatigue, stress, and elevated heart rate.
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

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