DETOXIFY YOUR BODY WITH HIGH ANTIOXIDANT & NATURAL DIURETIC FOODS
Asparagus helps cure urinary tract infections through the antiurolithiatic effect that helps use the amino acid, asparagine, which increasing diuresis (urine excretion) while lowering urine forming stones, riding the body of excess sodium, and reducing oxidative stress, which reduces free radicals through antioxidants and glutathione, which can help prevent cancer and be used as a prebiotic fiber that aids in digestive and gut health.
Research shows that this positive effect can be caused by a high amount of flavonoids, tannins, polyphenols and antioxidants such as vitamin C and E from food sources. High vitamin C and E sources include citrus foods, asparagus, bell peppers, almonds, sunflower seeds, tomato avocado, spinach, and oils. The diuretic properties of asparagus increase the frequency and volume of urination, which helps detoxify and flush the TOXINS out of the kidneys and body.
Why in the world does asparagus give off such a potent smell when we pee? Don't worry, this is completely normal. This happens because the body breaks down and metabolizes the components of ammonia (colorless gas of Nitrogen and Hydrogen with a pungent smell) and sulfur found in asparagus into chemical compounds that detoxify the body and remove the toxins from the body through the urine!
Goat Cheese ASPARAGUS SIDE DISH IN 15-20 MINUTES
3/4 pound asparagus, hard ends cut off (Look for thick, hearty stalks for easier preparation and better taste/texture)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 tsp garlic (and herb) powder (optional)