Grocery Store Bloomington IL – Jackson’s Produce – 2329 Springfield Road – Call 309-827-5444
Got a taste for fresh asparagus? Stop in at Jackson’s Produce – we’re your specialty Grocery Store Bloomington IL – and check out our selection of asparagus and the many other varieties of fresh produce!
There are a number of health benefits to making asparagus a part of your diet. For instance, it can help you lose some weight and reduce that uncomfortable feeling of bloat due to its fiber content and diuretic aspects. The vegetable is also rich in nutrients like vitamins C, A, E, K and B6, along with iron, copper, calcium, protein and folate. Plus, asparagus can be a good source of useful antioxidants.
Asparagus is not just low in calories and fat, (there’s only about 30 calories in one cup of asparagus), but contains plenty of soluble as well as insoluble fibers. This makes it a fine option if you are trying to shed a few pounds. Since the body tends to digest fiber gradually, asparagus will keep you feeling relatively full between mealtimes. That feeling of satisfaction is essential for controlling the urge to eat. Additionally, asparagus can ease the discomfort of constipation and may also help to reduce cholesterol.
Check Out the Selection of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at Your Local Grocery Store Bloomington IL – Jackson’s Produce
To maximize the vegetable’s potential for calorie control, pair a serving of asparagus with hard-boiled eggs: the combination of the protein in the eggs and the fiber in asparagus is sure to leave you content and satisfied.
Purple asparagus in particular contains high levels of anthocyanins. That’s what provides fruits and vegetables with their vivid purple, blue and red hues. It also provides an antioxidant effect that can help your body resist the unhealthy effects of free radicals. As you prepare asparagus, be sure to avoid overcooking it. While cooking the vegetable can help to activate its cancer-resistant potential, allowing it to boil for too long might negate its valuable nutritional qualities. Cooking asparagus too long can cause the nutrients to seep into water.
Our Grocery Store Bloomington IL is located at 2329 Springfield Road.