Benefit of spinach
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.
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
- Dietary fiber
- 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