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Reader's Digest Logo By Reader's Digest Editors of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: Asparagus contains the natural diuretic asparagine, which helps your body get rid of excess fluid and salt. This is helpful for people with edema caused by high blood pressure. Plus, the B vitamins in asparagus can help fight cognitive decline and depression. If you have gout, though, keep your consumption to a minimum: Asparagus contains purines, which can precipitate painful attacks. These healthy foods are way more nutritious than you realized.

Asparagus for high blood pressure

Asparagus contains the natural diuretic asparagine, which helps your body get rid of excess fluid and salt. This is helpful for people with edema caused by high blood pressure. Plus, the B vitamins in asparagus can help fight cognitive decline and depression. If you have gout, though, keep your consumption to a minimum: Asparagus contains purines, which can precipitate painful attacks. These healthy foods are way more nutritious than you realized.

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