Eating asparagus can improve bloating and help us lose weight, thanks to its diuretic properties (meaning it promotes urination) and high fibre content (keeping us fuller for longer and less likely to snack).
Therefore, eating the spears can help your body flush away excess fluids and salt, which may help to prevent urinary tract infections as well as reducing weight on the scales from bloating and water retention.
Additionally, this vegetable is packed with other nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, as well as folate, iron, copper and calcium. It’s a rich source of antioxidants too, so you definitely want to include it in your diet!
For lunch, try blanched, stir-fried or steamed asparagus with other veggies, lentils, and a soft-boiled egg (the spears are ideal for dipping!) or a medium portion of fish or chicken to feel full until your evening meal.