U.S. National Cancer Institute also reported that asparagus is the food that contain evidence of high glutathione, an antioxidant that is considered one of the most active and powerful in the fight against aging and prevent cancer.
Glutathione is a small protein consisting of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. Glutathione is involved in detoxification. It binds to fat-soluble toxins such as heavy metals, solvents and pesticides. Therefore glutathione provide protection against certain cancers.
Asparagus has proved very useful in curing various types of cancer such as Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes, bladder cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer.
Also a stud, more is on its contents that contains no fat, low cholesterol and sodium. Asparagus also contains a high level of folic acid and a source of potassium, fiber, thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin A and C.