Another sought after vege for weightloss is the asparagus.
The asparagus is a spring vegetable that is native to most of Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia, it has been around as far back as ancient Greek times.
It was eaten as a vegetable and also used in medicine throughout the ages, its a very old vegetable.
The asparagus shoots are eaten once the buds start to open.
You can eat raw, boil, stir fry, grill, bake or steam asparagus, steaming is probably the best for weightloss diets, but grilling or baking also is good.
When steaming asparagus, it should be only steamed for about 6 to 8 minutes for best results.
Why eat Asparagus for Weightloss?
Most people when you ask this question would say “Because it’s green’, this in some ways it correct but the asparagus’s metabolism increasing powers are far more deeper than just being a green.
It is a rich source of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.
Asparagus is very low in calories and also is very low in sodium which is a great combo if you are battling the bulge.
Regardless of the low sodium, lack of fat, calories and the fact it is jam packed with nutrients, the asparagus also acts as a natural diuretic which keeps your body from retaining water.
Amongst all of the above there is also nutrients that help with keeping your cardiovascular system healthy, help your digestion and also help with energy and transportation of glucose into the bloodstream.
100gm of asparagus will give you around 20 calories, so again a great way to eat minimal calories and still feel full.
Asparagus definitely makes it on as number 2 on the best vegetables to eat for losing weight, again, along with Brocolli, this is a great addition as a vegetable into anyone’s weightloss diet plan.