Asparagus Has Amazing Side Effects

"Asparagus is a non-starchy vegetable, so it doesn't affect blood sugar as much as potatoes and corn," says Healthful Lane Nutrition creator Amanda Lane, MS, RD, CDCES.

Consuming asparagus may help regulate blood pressure.

"Plant compounds, vitamins and minerals, and potassium make asparagus a natural diuretic," explains northern Virginia nutritionist Caroline Thomason, RD, CDCES.

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Consider eating asparagus if you typically feel hungry after meals or need a snack an hour later.

High in fiber and protein, asparagus might help you feel full after eating. Protein and fiber delay digestion, prolonging fullness. Asparagus, chicken, and brown rice provide a balanced, high-fiber, high-protein supper that keeps you satisfied.

Sarah Anzlovar, MS, RDN, LDN, intuitive eating dietitian for parents, says asparagus is rich in prebiotic fiber, which feeds gut microbes.

Healthline says beans and legumes are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and plant-based protein.

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