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Health Benefits of Spinach

health benefits of spinach

Are you intrigued by the health benefits of Spinach? Every Social Media Influencer and their fans are drinking these green smoothies. And adding Spinach to their salads and Tortillas. The dehydrated Spinach powders promising protein and iron punch and strength like Popeye the Sailor, ready to be added to bread, muffins, and smoothies.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Why should I include Spinach in my Food?

While Popeye’s love of Spinach for his Iron biceps has been debunked many times, Spinach is still my top superfood for a vegan protein, Carotene, and Vitamin C, with low-calorie density. Unhealthy processed foods have been responsible for increased cardiovascular diseases, poorer quality of life, pain, and inflammation. Eat your colors, they say. And for a good reason. Colorful foods contain micronutrients that indeed give them superpowers. According to this study, certain nutrients found in spinach inactivate the dietary carcinogens. Spinach is also rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. This study suggests that eating foods rich in anti-oxidants helps prevent the early onset of aging-related diseases. Particularly, antioxidants in spinach prevented high cholesterol as well.


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Iron Content in Spinach needs a Special mention

According to this study, the high iron content of spinach is beneficial in the treatment of Anemia. Spinach contains 4–6 mg of Iron per 100 g dry weight.

But I heard somewhere, that eating too much Spinach is harmful.

Eat spinach in moderation.

Spinach has higher nitrate content as well as high oxalic acid.  Oxalic acid is an anti-nutrient for human beings and excessive consumption of oxalate-rich foods inhibits mineral absorption or creates calcium oxalate. Calcium Oxalate may cause digestive issues and increase the risk of kidney stones.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Nutritional Benefits of Spinach

Again, eat anything in moderation. I eat once a week or sometimes not at all. But I make sure I do eat some. Add a handful here and there in a smoothie or a salad. Because Spinach is a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, B2 and also magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, potassium, copper, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, folate, betaine, folic acid, protein, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein, and bioflavonoid quercetin with many other flavonoids. Whoa, whoa, whoa

Health Benefits of Spinach for Improved Vision

Carotene usually occurs in orange and yellow-colored fruits and vegetables. However, the chlorophyll content of spinach is so high, that it masks the orange color of Carotene. According to this study, Spinach, Carrots, and Blueberries are your vision superfoods.

P.S. While we are on topic of Blueberries, they are an important food for your brain and longevity as well.

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Spinach has low calories. No fat and No Sugar and hence is a suitable food for obese and diabetic people. It is also a good source of chlorophyll, which is known to aid in digestion.

What are some ways I can eat Spinach?

Did you see the post yesterday about Spinach Recipes – Green Curry Sauce, This sauce makes a delicious chicken saagwala or Chicken in Green Sauce. You can also make palak paneer or Cottage Cheese Cubes in Green Sauce using this recipe.

And of course, do not forget what the social media influencers drink – oh the smoothies. Recipe here is much better – Energizing Morning Smoothie and A Healthy Valentines Day Breakfast.

Use spinach in this brain power salad – How to use Sardines in a Recipe?


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