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The Benefits Of Eating Spinach

By Njideka Agbo 20 January 2018   |   2:08 pm

Remember Popeye and his popular Spinach? Remember what the spinach did to his muscles?

Popeye With His Spinach. Photo credit: Pinterest

Spinach is a superfood is often considered for its highly potent health properties. This antioxidant contains essential vitamins such as potassium, calcium, vitamin B, C, and E, caroteniods, fiber, protein, thiamin, and iron. When you eat cooked spinach, important carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin become more absorbable.

These are some of its loaded benefits:

  1. Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin which fights and protects against cataract.
  2. Adult acne can be such so horrible. Regular intake of spinach helps maintain healthy skin. Most times, this antioxidant is used as a face mask. The simple procedure is to blend or mash the spinach, leave on your face for at least 15 mins. Wash off after that. This will help remove inflammation from your skin.
  3. It destroys cancer cells. It contains carotenoids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants which destroys prostate, ovarian and a lot of other types of cancer.
  4. As a body cleanser, spinach, like other green vegetables, cleanses the system inside out. Mixing it with other vegetables such as tomatoes, coconut, cucumber, carrot, onion can make your skin pop. It will also slow down your aging process.
  5. Everyone wants a beautiful skin tone. Spinach clears the complexion. The vitamin K and folate contained in this vegetable relieves you of dry skin and gives your skin a general boost. It also repairs the skin cells.
  6. When fat covers the human arteries, it poses a very dangerous risk of heart attack. Consuming spinach, which contains lutein, prevents the clogging of arteries.
  7. We need our brain to function effectively. Asa we age, our brains slow down. Regular consumption of spinach improves the brain’s power and causes an improvement in learning.
  8. It contains Iron, vitamins C, B, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. These vitamins are all necessary for hair growth and promote red blood cells to carry oxygen to the hair follicles leading to hair growth.

On the downside, spinach contains oxalates, purine, and goitrogen. This can lead to problems in the thyroid and kidney when it is consumed excessively. As a result, it is often advised to mix it with other vegetables and/or meals. Also, olive oil or squeezed drops of lemon goes well with spinach.

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