Benefit of spinach

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Remember Popeye? He used to squeeze those cans of spinach into his mouth and instantly developed big muscles and super strength. Spinach is a nutritional superstar loaded with vitamins and minerals and has many health benefits.

 

Health benefits:

This a very nutrient dense food, contains nutrients such as;

  • Low in calories
  • High in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
  • Vitamin K, A, C. B2, B6 and E
  • Magnesium
  • Folate
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Dietary fiber
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Niacin
  • And omega3 fatty acids
  • Loaded with flavonoids that act as antioxidants
  • It is available all over the world, easy to grow and affordable
  • It can be eaten raw, cooked or in a smoothie
  • Keeps your cardiovascular system healthy
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • The beta-carotene and vitamin C protect cells of the colon from harmful effects of free radicals.
  • DNA damage and mutations in colon cells may be prevented
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine headaches and asthma.
  • Slows the age-related decline in brain functioning.
  • Protects against eye disease.
  • Good source of energy
  • Eases constipation
  • Spinach comes in two varieties; curly-leafed and smooth. Choose spinach with leaves that are crisp and dark green.
  • The larger the leaves the more mature they are and more likely to be tough or stringy.
  • Spinach leaves that are placed under direct light in the shops have been found to contain more nutrients than those that are stored in the darkness.
  • Cooking spinach increases its health benefits
  • Taking spinach in juice form actually increases its health benefits.
  • The oxalic acid found in spinach blocks the absorption of calcium and iron, by pairing it with food high in vitamin C can resolve this problem.
  • Freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits
  • Relieves dry and itchy skin and lavishes you with a radiant complexion.

Add these healthy dark green leaves to your dinner at night to enjoy the many health benefits it contains

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