Asparagus is by far one of my favorite vegetables. Asparagus is packed with health benefits, and being high in cancer fighting antioxidants, it touts the ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. Also a great source of fiber and natural diuretic, these little “vegetable spears” provide a great combination to help eliminate toxins from the body. Black pepper essential oil also aids in digestion, so it works in tandem with helping the asparagus remove toxins from the body.
Asparagus provides a good dose of vitamins A, C, and E and K. Chromium, a trace mineral, is found in asparagus as well. Chromium is documented to help transport glucose from the bloodstream into the cells, which would assist in stabilizing insulin levels (good news for diabetics).
Any way you cook them, they are tasty, nutritious and worth every crunchy bite!
Grilled Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese
1 bunch asparagus
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 spoon swirl black pepper essential oil
Sea salt to taste
1. Wash the asparagus, cut the ends off and place them in a large bowl. Preheat the grill.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the asparagus and toss until well-coated.
3. Lay the asparagus spears on the grill crosswise over a medium flame. Grill for about 5 minutes, turning often to prevent them from burning. Grilling times will depend somewhat on the size of the asparagus.