Sunday, June 19, 2011

Health Benefits of Asparagus

What is Glutathione?
Health Benefits of Asparagus

May 1st, 2004

Glutathione is a small protein composed of three amino acids; cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. Clutathione is involved in detoxification. It binds to fat-soluble toxins, such as heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides, and transforms them into a water-soluble form that can be excreted in urine.

Glutathione is also an important antioxidant. Dietary glutathione from vegetables such as asparagus has been associated with protection against some forms of cancer (Sen CK. Nutritional biochemistry of cellular glutathione. Nutr Biochem 1997; 8:660-72. Flagg EW, Coates RJ, Jones DP, et al. Dietary glutathione intake and the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer. Am J Epidemiol 1994; 139:453-65) Glutathione has also "inhibited" cancer in test tube and animal studies. In preliminary research, higher glutathion levels have also been associate with good health in older adults.

Asparagus contains more glutathione than any other common food item. A one hundred gram serving of asparagus is approximately five (5) healthy spears.

According to the Washington Asparagus Commission, glutathion from asparagus can be...
A detoxifying agent; by binding to fat-soluable toxins thereby transforming them into water to be exreted in urine.

An anti-cancer initiator
A regulator of free radicals
A restorative to better health in adults with gluatathion deficiency to: help prevent aging, arrest and control bad cell growth in HIV subjects, maintain levels needed to control chronic fatigue syndrome
A "catalyst"; to keep and assist vitamin C
Useful to prevent clot formation during operations
Can reduce side effects of chemotherapy
Can increase the efficacy of chemotherapy drugs (particularly cisplatin in women with ovarian cancer)
Can reduce blood pressure in diabetics with high blood pressure.


In the attached picture Jacob is holding the asparagus flour in 100 gram bags and also in a salt shaker. You can see the 4 steps...field fresh asparagus, chopped into pieces, dried and milled, and made into 100 gram bags. If a person took 7 grams of this every day they would get over 100% of their daily Vitamin K. We have sent our product to The Food Science Technology Centre for 13 different nutritional tests
We are going to try to take 7 grams every day in our family by adding it to all of our recipes. We will sprinkle a little bit on every dish. Because the asparagus flour is about 15 to 1 ratio of pure asparagus we do not need much to get our daily Vitamin K.
Here is the link to another article describing the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of asparagus
We sell the asparagus flour in 100 gram bags and for less than $1 a day you can get your daily Vit K and also the much needed glutathione (GSH).
Please google GSH and vitamin k to find further supporting articles about the medicinal properties of asparagus.

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