If you are not so fond of green leafy vegetables, think twice as including the in your diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and also improve skin tone and overall health. Popeye’s love for spinach had increased the curiosity amidst most youngsters but not many are aware that the superfood is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach can also promote eye health and reduce oxidative stress while helps to prevent cancer and reduces blood pressure levels.
The leafy vegetable is packed with proteins, fibre and has 91 percent water content and is easily available and can be bought canned, fresh and can also be eaten raw. Spinach is a rich source of vitamin K and also improves bone density and can even prevent fractures. The vegetable has magnesium and has an added advantage as it helps the colon contract while helps to ease constipation and draws water to get rid of the waste through the digestive system.
Sonia Bakshi, the Founder of DtF says, “Spinach, an excellent superfood, if eaten daily helps strengthen bones to fight against injury. It also protects against high blood pressure and various heart diseases”. The nutrition expert added, “People who eat spinach regularly have glowing skin that produces enough collagen and retains moisture keeping them wrinkle free for a long time.” People who are prone to digestive issues, must have a bowl of spinach to have the problems sorted.
The leafy vegetable is also a great solution for those who are trying to lose weight. Just half a bowl of spinach to the diet can help easily cut down the flab. The American Institute of Cancer Research says that foods that have a good amount of carotenoids can also help prevent cancers of the mouth, larynx. They can also help to prevent the spread stomach cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer.
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