As a superfood with more than one health benefit, as defined by Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition expert and author of Eating in Color, asparagus is a superfood superhero. One thin stalk of this spring veggie is packed with loads of minerals, folate, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s also considered a secret weapon for maintaining your weight. “Asparagus is a natural diuretic that can help you feel less bloated,” confirms registered dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo, RD, CDN, Founder and Host of fiorellaeats.com. Here’s what your pizza guy is secretly thinking—besides that you’ll have to add your own asparagus.
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Raw, roasted, grilled, steamed, or spritzed with lemon, broccoli is a powerhouse of vitamins and vital nutrients. DiCarlo breaks down the superfood staple: “Its fiber content helps keep a belly full; it’s full of cancer-fighting phytochemicals, and contains vitamin C and calcium, which contributes to youthful looking skin.” This cruciferous vegetable also contain cancer-fighting antioxidant. For a fun twist, try topping pizza with Roasted Broccoli with Sriracha and Honey from Gluten Free with L.B. Here are other cancer-fighting foods to eat often.