One of my favorite summer treats at family cookouts is grilled asparagus. Research has shown that asparagus contains saponins that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Saponins in food are also associated with improved blood pressure and better control of blood fat levels. This vegetable contains inulin, which is a prebiotic and may help the digestive tract. Asparagus is also a wonderful source of Vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, and various vitamins. For us. And for our pets.
Maybe let your dog sneak a stalk next time this tasty veggie makes it onto your plate?