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Radhika Apte Swears By This Green Vegetable


For anyone who follows Pad Man actor Radhika Apte on Instagram, regular shots of food and the actress posing with various edibles would be a common site. From fancy dark chocolate bars to custard tars, Apte loves it all lets the world know of the same too!

But apart from sugary desserts, the actress also indulges in a fair share of healthy greens, her “favourite food” being asparagus. The Phobia actor took to social media to profess her love for the healthy green with a picture of fresh greens asparagus being seared in a pan. Radhika captioned the image with a simple “favourite food”. ‘Nuf said.

Asparagus, a.k.a. sparrowgrass, is a widely consumed spring vegetable that is high in vitamin, iron, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and zinc content while being extremely low in fat content and calories. Young shoots of the green can be consumed in a number of ways – grilled, pan-seared, wok-tossed, roasted, et al – and along with a number of other sides and mains.

A naturally bitter – very slightly – albeit highly nutritious food, asparagus is great for accelerating weight loss, detoxing the body, curing hangovers, and in general boosting your mood. And yes, consuming this vegetable may make your urine smell a little, well, different. But hey, the pros outweigh the single tiny con. So, take Radhika Apte’s word and make this your favourite food too!

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.