Asparagus is low in calories and high in minerals and vitamins. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B including Vitamin B9 and C as well as folic acid. Vitamin B9 is especially crucial for pregnant women as inadequate Vitamin B can lead to a baby being born with spina bifida.
Asparagus is also great for detoxing and has diuretic effects. The fibres in asparagus cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, as well as ridding the body of excess water.
There are old beliefs that eating asparagus works on your heart chakra, increasing emotions like love and compassion. It is also said to help with menstrual pain and milk production for nursing mums.
Asparagus is advised not to be consumed by those with cystitis or arthritis.