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Asparagus is a spring garden vegetable. It is known for its bright green color and its ability to create a distinctive odor during urination. However, it does much more than make your pee smell. Asparagus is packed with minerals like folate, iron, and calcium along with vitamin A, E, K and more. It is also rich in fiber and protein. Whether you sauté asparagus in olive oil as a side for a steak or grill some for a pasta dish with shrimp and tomatoes, they are just as tasty as they are healthy.

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1. Aids in Weight Loss

In one cup, there are around 30 calories. Besides being low in calories and fat, the bright green veggie is packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Eating fiber means you will feel fuller quicker. Not just that, but since your body digests fiber slowly, you will also remain satisfied between meals. If you want to kick that snack habit to the curb, eat more asparagus.

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