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Asparagus For Weight Loss

3 Reasons Why Asparagus Can Help You Lose Weight

Move over, Winter vegetables. Spring's crops are around the corner, including the highly nutritious asparagus. Not only does asparagus contain high levels of vitamin K and is a good source of vitamins A and C, but also, the veggie may just be your ticket to a few lost pounds. Here are three reasons why asparagus can help you lose weight.

It may suppress your appetite: Asparagus is a great source of the soluble fiber inulin, which in some studies has been shown to suppress appetite — one study found that six grams of inulin could be as filling as 260 calories of food.

It may help regulate blood sugar: Asparagus is an excellent source of many different B vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, and B6. Certain types of B vitamins may work together to metabolize glucose to regulate your blood sugar, according to some research. And maintaining stable blood sugar levels helps you avoid crashes and binges that can lead to overeating.

It de-bloats: The high fiber content in asparagus encourages digestive health by keeping your system moving and stimulating probiotic growth, while its high vitamin K content acts as a natural diuretic, making asparagus a great tool for anyone looking to feel a little less puffy. De-bloating can help you look and feel your best, so check out some of our favorite de-bloating asparagus recipes here.

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