Asparagus is among the top veggies in its fat burning capabilities. Four spears have only 13 calories so pretty much you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight. Tons of weight.
Asparagus is also loaded with antioxidants, folate, and vitamin C. It is perfect for women who may become pregnant because it contains folic acid which has been proven to reduce certain birth defects. It also has beta-carotene which is an anti-oxidant that can help neutralize toxins in the body. It doesn't stop there. Asparagus also contains vitamin E, vitamin B6, and thiamine, each of which plays a vital role in you overall health.
When you boil them, don't go crazy or you'll ruin them; they'll be mushy and many of the nutrients will have been cooked out. You want them to be green and snappy, not faded and mushy. You should just bring them to a boil then let them simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.