Have a Heart!

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Have a … A healthy

Lemon and asparagus are high in vitamin A, here is a sure way to score an A+ on your next heart exam! 🙂

Asparagus is versatile and uniquely delicious. Buying it this time of year is best as it is fresh and particularly nutritious, since it is in season. Studies show that asparagus balances insulin levels, which means that it powerfully prevents diabetes. Ensuring that our insulin levels are stable is one of the most important things we can do for our health… it allows us to live long and feel good.

Asparagus has a unique mineral profile makes it an effective natural diuretic. Natural diuretics promote the formation of urine in the kidneys, aiding in detoxification and cleansing.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/023368_asparagus_benefits_food.html

Here are some other benefits that make asparagus one of the best foods on the planet … Add lemon to your asparagus to turn it into a SUPER food!!

* Great for your heart
* Fights depression and puts you in a good mood
* Is energizing and fights chronic fatigue syndrome
* Lowers blood pressure naturally
* Lowers cholesterol

Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops.

INGREDIENTS
2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, shaking the pan occasionally to toss, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 13 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Folate (42% dv), Vitamin A (25% dv).

In health,

Reve~Johanna

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