Have you tried the gluten free side dish Asparagus With Nuts?
Tender, but not overcooked Asparagus is often a fine art. The final touch is chopped nuts of your choice sprinkled on top. Just a little goes a long way. This gluten-free side dish seems gourmet but is very easy to make.
Asparagus is a very healthy food. A springtime veggie, Asparagus is loaded with nutrition including vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as folate and a variety of trace minerals. Asparagus is also a good source of fiber.
Here are 11 Benefits of Asparagus just to name a few…
1. Anti-Aging for the Skin
The vitamin E in Asparagus helps to slow down aging of the skin. It also protects the skin tissues.
2. Eye Health
Asparagus contains a healthy amount of Vitamin A which aids in eye health.
3. Lots of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are great for preventing illness due to free radical damage. Asparagus (especially Purple Asparagus) contains a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins.
4. Healthy Hair
The vitamins contained in Asparagus help with hair health. These include Vitamins A and C as well as calcium and antioxidants. These nutrients help the hair follicles produce sebum (oil), thus conditioning and moisturizing your hair.
The fiber in Asparagus is great for overall digestion and, especially, for avoiding constipation.
6. Healthy Bones
Vitamin K is necessary for healthy bones. One serving of Asparagus has almost 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance for it.
7. Cancer Prevention
Greens are great for protection against cancer, and Asparagus is included in this. Folate is great for cancer prevention. Asparagus contains folate.
8. Prevents Bloating
Similar to how Asparagus helps with overall digestion, it specifically can aid in reducing belly bloat. This is because of its fiber. It also contains helpful prebiotics.
9. Weight Loss
The potassium contained in Asparagus is said to aid in reducing belly fat. Also, because Asparagus has a decent amount of fiber, it helps you feel full longer. This definitely aids in weight loss.
10. Urinary Tract Health
Asparagus contains the amino acid asparagine which is a natural diuretic. This helps flush out the excess fluids in your body, thus preventing urinary tract infections.
11. Mood Booster
Because of the impressive nutrient profile of Asparagus, it naturally helps boost mood. Likewise, it contains tryptophan, which also helps with mood.
Now that you know about these amazing health benefits of Asparagus, you’re probably ready for some. 🙂
Enjoy our recipe of Gluten Free Side Dish: Asparagus With Nuts!
Gluten Free Side Dish: Asparagus With Nuts (Recipe)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 bunch of organic Asparagus
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Chopped nuts such as pine nuts, almonds, cashews or pecans (your choice)
- Salt and pepper
1. Cut the ends of the Asparagus stems.
2. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan.
3. Next, add the red wine vinegar and Asparagus and sauté covered for about 5 minutes, stirring a couple times throughout. When the Asparagus starts to brown slightly, it’s ready.
4. Season it with salt and pepper.
5. Top with chopped nuts.
(Find more gluten free recipes)
This very simple Asparagus recipe is easy to make, convenient and very healthy. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner. It would probably even be delicious paired with some eggs for breakfast as well.