Let’s hear it for spinach, again (part two)

I’ll admit I perhaps wasn’t entirely aware of each and every benefit the consumption of spinach offers, but here we are with a part two post. Apparently, spinach is one hell of a superfood, so much so that it requires two separate posts to cover all of the wonderful advantages that come with eating it.

Again, this information comes from pharmeasy.in.

8. Keeps Your Body Relaxed

Spinach keeps your mind calm so that you do not get tensed and maintain a stress-free life. Its high source of zinc and magnesium enables you to get good sleep at night and good sleep can help aid all your mental illnesses. This will help your body stay relaxed and rest your eyes. So consuming spinach at least once a day can definitely do good to your health.

9. Keeps Your Brain Functioning Normally

This leafy green helps in the smooth functioning of your brain, especially during old age. Thus consuming this leafy green on a daily basis will keep your brain active and enable you to think intelligently. It’s content of vitamin K, Vitamin K helps a healthy nervous system and aid in normal behaviour.

10. Boosts Your Immunity

Vitamin A content found in spinach is said to strengthen the entry points in the human body such as respiratory, intestinal tracts and mucus membranes. So all you need to do is to consume one cup of spinach every day and stay healthy. It energises you and keeps you active all day.

11. Prevents Heart Attacks and Atherosclerosis

Over the years excessive fat gets stored in your arteries and this leads to thickening of the human artery which results in strokes and atherosclerosis. However, the arteries tend to harden over the years and in order to prevent this from happening you need to consume spinach that will prevent this from happening. This is because of a substance called lutein that is responsible for preventing your arteries from thickening. This substance also prevents the risk of developing heart diseases.

12. Prevents Anaemia

Spinach has a high source of iron content in it that can prevent you from the risks of developing anaemia. Iron is also good for women who are menstruating, children and adults. Iron also boosts energy in the human body and also helps in carrying oxygen to all the cells of the body.

13. Glowing Skin

Your skin is the largest and the most sensitive part of your body and if you are looking for a skin texture that is glowing, then you need to try consuming some spinach. However, our skin requires essential nutrients and minerals that need to keep it healthy and as a result, this leafy green vegetable is the right dose that can do good to your skin. Some of the vital nutrients that spinach contains are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E including vitamin K which plays an important role in healthy skin.

14. Prevents Acne

Acne is a skin condition that can reduce your self-confidence in society and can also damage your skin and leave skin scars that can be permanent. Well, if you have acne try consuming some spinach and this ease the inflammation in your skin and reduce acne. You can also prepare a facial mask by making some spinach paste and adding a little water. Once this is done you need to apply it onto your face and wait for 20 minutes. This will reduce inflammation in your skin and remove dirt and extra oil that causes acne.

15. Natural Anti-Ageing Properties

Premature ageing is one of the most common problems that most youths are facing today. However, spinach comes loaded with antioxidants that have the tendency to destroy and prevent free radicals that cause premature ageing. Consuming spinach on a regular basis will benefit your skin and give it a shiny texture. Instead, it will rejuvenate your skin and make you look younger and healthy,” the web page explains.

I think it is quite apparent from today’s post and yesterday’s that spinach is a superfood you should be eating, but to be safe, consult with your physician and, like all things, don’t go overboard and start guzzling spinach and turn into Popeye. Anything in excess isn’t great.

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