Asparagus gives your body a boost in fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. Asparagus has higher levels of the trace mineral chromium. This mineral helps the insulin in your body transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Not only is is packed with antioxidants, but the glutathione compound in asparagus is a known anti-cancer compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. The folate in asparagus works with the vitamin B12 to help prevent cognitive impairment. And lastly, asparagus the super side dish contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which is a natural diuretic. This lowers excess salt and helps lower high blood pressure.
Coat the asparagus with oil and vinegar. Spread on a baking tray or on the cast iron grill.
Sprinkle the garlic, salt, and pepper on top. Then, broil in the oven or grill on the stovetop. Be sure to turn a few times as it's cooking. Cook just until it's starting to brown-- You want the asparagus to still be a little crispy.