Did you know that asparagus is actually a member of the lily family? It comes in a wide variety of colors too, including white and purple. It can be eaten on its own, added to stir-fries, or roasted in the oven as a delicious side dish. As stated earlier, asparagus is excellent at thinning the blood so that there’s less pressure on your heart in the long run. But it also has very few calories, so you’ll actually spend more calories digesting it than actually eating it. The high fiber content also keeps your digestion flowing in the right direction by keeping you regular.