A helpful guide along the
SMA Trail.



The artichoke is used for treatment and prevention of liver problems. Its also used to sooth the stomach, lower cholesterol, helps treat irritable bowel syndrome and has antimicrobial activity.

One medium artichoke has 3.5 grams of protein, 64 calories and 10 grams of fiber.


Asparagus is historically been used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. Its originally from the mediternian region, but is now grown all over the world. Used to assist cough (to eliminate sputum), mucus, reduces swelling, increases milk production and increases urination. Its shown to help decrease heart rate, and reduced blood pressure. Limit intake if you suffer from gout.

Half of a cup of asparagus has 2 grams of protein, 20 calories and 1.8 grams of fiber.


Beetroots are the bright red bulb pulled from the ground. Beets originated in Africa and are now grown everywhere. ** silly history note: beets were used as a source of sugar. Napolitano declared beets be used as their primary source of sugar. Beetroots Ave been used to detoxify the liver, improves bowel function, reduced cholesterol and is  top natural cancer fighting agent.

One half cup of beets have 1.4 grams of protein, 37 calories and 1.7 grams of fiber.

Brussels Sprouts-

Brussels sprouts are historically from Brussels, Belgium. **silly history note: Thomas Jefferson introduced Brussels sprouts to North America in 1812. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source folic acid, vitamin C & K and beta carotene. They are also widely recognized for their anti cancer properties. They are also researched to help repair and halt DNA damage.

One cup of Brussels sprouts has 4 grams of protein, 56 calories and 4 grams of fiber.

Next week- Butternut Squash, carrots and eggplant