Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Wonders of Asparagus

Yes! Asparagus! It doesn't just make your pee stink (because of an enzyme)...Check out what Dave "Unpronounceable Last Name" Zinczenko says about asparagus:

Hung over? Choose asparagus. When South Korean researchers exposed a group of human liver cells to asparagus extract, it suppressed free radicals and more than doubled the activity of two enzymes that metabolize alcohol. That means you'll feel like yourself again twice as quickly.

THANK YOU DAVE!!!  The rest of the article was actually pretty good too -- check it out.
But wait, there's more:  Health Benefits of Asparagus

Oh hey, inquiring minds want to know: how would the effects work if we eat the asparagus with the beverages?!?! Just sayin...

Closing note: my dad pronounces it "asper-grass" as a joke, which I just think is funny.  That goes with his "insulted" vest...