fresh vegetable and fruit juices: What is Missing in Your Body ?
Deficiencies of certain minerals, salts and vitamins can cause many of the symptoms of illness. Simple action of replenishing the body with fresh vegetable and fruit juices can solve these symptoms.
Asparagus contains an alkaloid known as Asparagine in a relatively large amount. Alkaloids are found in living plants. They contain the active life principle of the plant, without which it cannot grow or stay alive. Asparagine is composed of the elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.
When asparagus is cooked or canned, the value of this alkaloid is lost, as the hydrogen and oxygen are dissipated and the natural salts (not same as the table salt from the factories) formed by the combination of this alkaloid with other elements are virtually lost or their value is destroyed.
One pound of fresh Asparagus has 426 grams of distilled water; 6.40 grams of protein; 12.70 grams of carbohydrates; 0.50 grams of fats; amount of vitamins in International Units(IU)Vitamin A (2290); Vitamin C (84); Thiamin (0.46); Riboflavin (0.51); Niacin (3.90); Minerals in grams: Calcium (0.056); Magnesium (0.051); Potassium (0.706); Phosphorus (0.157); Sulphur (0.053); Iron (0.0025); Silicon (0.008); Chlorine (0.004); Sodium (0.005); Oxygen (142); Hydrogen (286); Nitrogen (1)