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Eating Spinach can be Interesting

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  Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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Spinach is an easily available, economical and highly nutritious green leafy vegetable. This vegetable is packed with vital minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients which contribute to make it a healthy option.

  • Its beta-carotene, lutein and xanthene contents are all beneficial for the eyes. Its anti-inflammatory properties prevent itchy eyes, puffiness, irritation and eye ulcers.
  • Spinach prevents age-related conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration caused by free radicals. It reduces harmful effects that negatively impact your vision and prevents vitamin A deficiencies.
  • Components like potassium, folate and other antioxidants present in spinach improve brain health, cognition, concentration and other brain activities.
  • High potassium and low sodium levels helping in maintaining blood pressure. Potassium reduces blood pressure and the folate present reduces hypertension and relaxes blood vessels thus reducing stress levels.
  • Spinach strengthens muscles especially the heart muscles that pump blood. This is done by a factor called C0-Q10 which prevents heart failure, hypertension and coronary heart diseases.
  • It has high mineral content which helps in building strong bones and maintaining healthy teeth and nails. The vitamin K content helps in retaining calcium ensuring bone mineralization.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin content protect the eyes from harmful UV rays, preventing cataracts.
  • It boosts metabolism levels and improves organ functions to ensure they function at optimal levels.
  • It protects the membrane lining the stomach reducing gastric ulcers and the pigment lutein present in spinach reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
  • The folate and Vitamin A in spinach is beneficial for pregnant women as it ensures proper development of foetus and aids in breastfeeding.
  • It is also beneficial for the skin as it protects it from harmful UV rays and repairs damaged skin.

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Sanjjana menon
Sanjjana menon |  January 23rd, 2017

great article