Let’s hear it for spinach (part one)

If you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’re probably aware of the fact that spinach is considered to be a superfood. Superfoods are foods that go above and beyond in terms of the nutrients they offer, and spinach is one of the more well-known superfoods if I had to guess.

I mean, it’s arguably more popular than kefir.

I wouldn’t say I love the taste of spinach, but it isn’t terrible, and because I recognize its many benefits, I blend it in a smoothie I drink every morning.

In case you wanted to know a little more about spinach in the context of it being a superfood, check out the following information from pharmeasy.in.

1. Prevents Cancer

Spinach has a high source of zeaxanthin and carotenoids that can flush out the free radicals from your body. These free radicals make your body prone to many diseases including cancer and as a result, spinach is said to prevent cancer. So all you need to do is to consume spinach and prevent yourself from stomach cancer, mouth cancer and oesophagus cancer.

2. Reduces Blood Sugar

Spinach is said to have high potassium content that is usually recommended for people suffering from high blood pressure. So how does potassium benefit a person suffering from high blood pressure? Well, potassium reduces the effects of sodium in the body.

3. Aids in Good Bone Health

Spinach contains vitamin K that aids in good bone health and this means adequate consumption of vitamins can do good to your health. It also improves calcium absorption by your body. Spinach contains 250 milligrams of calcium per cup and this is much required by your bones and teeth. Calcium is a strengthening agent for your bones and keeps your bones healthy.

4. Aids in Weight Loss

If you are planning to reduce your weight, then it is advised that you add spinach onto your weight loss diet and this will do you good. Spinach leaves aids in weight loss and also are low in calories. Its high amounts of fibre content also help in good digestion, regulate low blood sugar and prevent constipation. All you need to do is to consume spinach once a day and this will do good for your health. Spinach makes feel full and curbs your appetite. So adding this to your everyday diet will help benefit you in multiple ways.

5. Good For Your Eyes

The antioxidants that are found in spinach are lutein and zeaxanthin and these help in providing good eyesight. It also protects yours from cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and other eye problems. The vitamin A found in spinach helps to maintain mucus membranes that are essential for normal eyesight.

6. Reduces Hypertension

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure is responsible for causing many heart diseases, kidney disease and strokes. Thus consuming this superfood can prevent all these risks and keep you healthy. Consuming at least once a day can reduce anxiety and stress and help you keep a calm mind. Spinach contains vitamin C that also helps in reducing hypertension.

7. Has Anti-inflammatory Properties

This superfood contains neoxanthin and violaxanthin are two anti-inflammatory properties that regulate inflammation. Its high source of anti-inflammatory properties can help you prevent osteoporosis, migraine, asthmaarthritis and headaches. So make sure that you add this healthy leafy green to your regular diet and reap the benefits of it,” the web page states.

Check in tomorrow for more information about spinach and how it packs a punch in a nutritional sense.

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