WEB DESK: Spinach, the leafy green vegetable that the cartoon Popeye popped open every time is actually super healthy for humans too. It is rich in vitamins, protein and potassium.
1. Works as an anti-oxidant
Spinach is laden with Flavonoids which work as an antioxidant protecting the body from antibodies. Research proves that some Flavonoids fight cancer.
2. Take care of the heart
The most surprising benefit of spinach is that it looks after your heart because it has Vitamin A and C which is really good for your cardiovascular system. Also the amount of magnesium in spinach helps to control your blood pressure. Some researches discovered that the use of Spinach saves you from a heart attack and gives your heart extra strength.
3. Protection of your eye
Luiten, a carotenoid is found in spinach which helps to protect your eyesight and prevent from cataracts and age related muscular degeneration. Vitamin A helps your eyes in maintaining your mucus membrane.
So if you want to keep your eyes healthy, eye that bundle of spinach.
4. Weight Loss
Spinach helps in reducing weight as it has low calories and fats.
It is very nutritious and has a great quality of fat soluble dietary fibre. This fibre assists in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low level of sugar and curbs overeating.
5. Brightens your skin and hair
As you age your skin loses its glow and begins to wrinkle. A glass of spinach juice daily can solve all your problems. So throw away those anti-aging creams, and reach out to the nearest green grocer.