What Does Asparagus Taste Like?
Asparagus cures hangover and preserves liver
What can we do in case of hangover? We can drink a lot of water, take a rest, but we can also eat asparagus. A new study shows that amino acids and minerals in the extract of asparagus may relieve drowsiness and protect liver cells from toxins in alcohol.
Extracts taken from the leaves and shoots of asparagus have been analyzed in the laboratory at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the South Korean National University. The research has shown how asparagus affects on human and rats liver cells.
“The analysis has shown a significant reduction of cell toxicity after treatment of extract from the leaves and shoots of asparagus”, confirmed the principal investigator B.Y. Kim and added: “These results provide evidence of how the biological function of asparagus can help reduce alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.”
Over time, chronic alcohol abuse causes oxidative stress that leads to liver damage, and excessive absorption of alcohol can result with headache, nausea, diarrhea and thirst.
Asparagus has long been used to fight cancer, fungal diseases, inflammation, and is also known by diuretic effect. It is also a good source of folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C and thiamine.
What Does Asparagus Taste Like
I've been to 2 dinner parties in the last few weeks - we were supposed to bring a dish to share at both gatherings and this was decidedly the best idea I've had -- to bring Asparagus over a simple Spring Salad.
The salads were devoured & the asparagus seemed to get rave reviews. The best part? It's so incredibly easy & quick to make!
Warm Salad With Asparagus and Tunafish
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 16 asparagus stalks.
- 7 oz canned tuna.
- 2 onions.
- 20 pitted black olives.
- 1/3 oz butter.
- 1 tablespoon sugar.
- 1 lemon.
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
- Extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
First of all clean the asparagus and cut them into pieces three inches long. Cut the onions into rings. Heat the butter on a frying pan, add sugar, a pinch of salt, asparagus, lemon juice and then mix and simmer on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour a spoonful of olive oil in bowl, add some balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix. Add the pieces of tuna on the pan, stir and remove from heat. Put tuna and asparagus on a plate, pour over dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, decorate with rings of onion and olives.
Asparagus Salad With Ham
Try this easy to prepare recipe for quick, healthy and refreshing asparagus salad with ham.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- asparagus (1,1 lb).
- 3 tomatoes.
- 3 hard boiled eggs.
- Ham (5 oz).
- An onion.
- Lemon rind.
- Teaspoon of sugar.
- 6-7 tablespoons of light mayonnaise.
Wash asparagus and cut them into pieces 1 inch long. Boil them in water containing salt, sugar, vinegar and lemon rind.Squash the eggs with a fork (leave 3 slices for decoration), slice the ham, onion, parsley and chives, then mix it altogether with mayonnaise.
Carefully stir cooked and chilled asparagus into this mix and put it all in a bowl.
Decorate the salad with slices of hard boiled eggs and chill it well before serving.