Spring Break and A Spring Salad
Asparagus is also a rich source of inulin, an indigestible carbohydrate, which helps support healthy gut bacteria (1). This prebiotic, works its way undigested through the small intestine until it reaches the large intestine or colon, where friendly bacteria hungrily await. Therefore, inulin helps support the health of our own unique microbiome, which in return help support our gut health. Not only do we have to nourish ourselves, but also our vast amount of good bacteria!
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- Hyman, Mark. Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html. Accessed April 2, 2014.