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Nutritional Super Stars

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Two favourite early summer treats are asparagus and strawberries fresh from Ontario’s farms.

Both strawberries and asparagus are nutritional superstars. They both contain fibre for digestive health and cancer fighting antioxidants.

Asparagus

  • Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables.
  • Low in calories, salt, with no fat or cholesterol.
  • A good source of potassium, fibre, folacin, thiamin, vitamin B6
  • One of the richest sources of rutin, an antioxidant which strengthens capillary walls.
  • Contains glutathione (GSH), one of the most potent anti carcinogens and antioxidants found in the body.

Strawberries

  • Strawberries boost your immune system with
  • 1 cup giving you over 140% of your daily vitamin C.
  • Strawberries contain flavonoids, which keep  “bad” (LDL) cholesterol from damaging artery walls.
  • They also contain ellagic acid which acts like a scavenger in the body, binding cancer-causing chemicals together so they become inactive.

Source: Dr. Barry Sears