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Health.com: 30 Foods Under 40 Calories

Asparagus

Calories: 27 per cup

Asparagus is traditionally known as a detoxifying food, because it contains high levels of an amino acid that act as a diuretic, flushing excess fluid out of your system. It also helps speed the metabolism of alcohol and other toxins (it's a surprising hangover remedy).

Asparagus is also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, E, and K, B6, folate, iron, copper, and even protein. We love the tender shoots in their most natural form, raw and tossed into salads, or steamed.

Try this recipe: Grilled Asparagus and 6-Minute Egg

(Health.com)
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