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Did you know that asparagus is one of the best sources of folate (or folic acid)? Your body requires folate to replace all the cells lining your digestive tract every few days and all of your oxygen-carrying red blood cells every few months. Folate also helps repair all wounded, aging or damaged cells, helps to keep the cells of your heart and nervous system in top form, and maintains the normal metabolism of homocysteine into harmless compounds (high levels of homocysteine are a marker for increased risk of heart disease). Plus, folate is essential for reproductive health since it forms the protective cells covering the cervix and is necessary for the formation of sperm as well as every cell of a growing fetus inside a pregnant woman. One cup of cooked asparagus provides 66% of the daily value for folate, which is just one of many reasons to include asparagus as part of your "Healthiest Way of Eating." Asparagus
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