I love asparagus! It’s one of my favorite vegetables! It’s such beautiful shades of green! And so good for you too! It’s truly a gift from God. A super food!
Asparagus is a great source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, and chromium, a trace mineral that aids insulin in transporting glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus also protects against and fights bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers with its rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. It’s full of antioxidants and can neutralize cell damaging free radicals which may help slow the aging process.Asparagus is also a great brain booster helping fight cognitive decline. It also contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which is a natural diuretic.
With all of those positive health benefits, there is only one negaive on the flip side. I don’t know how to say this any gentler.:( Asparagus makes your urine smell. Don’t worry mine does too! Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan. It’s also found in rotten eggs, onions, and garlic. When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan it causes your pee to stink. Oddly only about one quarter of the population appears to have the special gene that allows them to smell those compounds. So the issue isn’t whether or not your pee stinks, trust me, it does! It’s whether you’re able to smell it.
Have you ever heard of someone who is all in with their faith then suddenly one scripture (usually taken out of context) or one negative experience with a Christian or one unanswered prayer turns them away or off from the faith? One person isn’t the entire Christian body. Just like pungent pee doesn’t negate all the good nutrients from asparagus. Just like all the nutritional value of asparagus can add years to your life so can the benefits of following Jesus add to your years with eternity.
God created every plant on the face of the earth. Every one with its own distinct purpose. Even asparagus. Probably the most beneficial of all. With one small flaw. It makes your pee smell.
Let’s all encourage others not to give up on the faith because of one isolated incident they may have experienced. The good highly outweighs the bad. Think asparagus. 🙂
And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. Genesis 1:29
Love and laughter,