Spinach is a super food full of health benefits. It is known as ‘palak’ in Hindi and its scientific name is Spinacia oleracea. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, pigments, and phytonutrients.
It is extremely healthy and provides us countless health benefits. It makes our vision strong, maintains weight, and it prevents us from cancer as well.
This amazing leafy food packed with vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese can make us healthy and fit.
Many of us complain about the taste of spinach but if you are health conscious then after knowing its benefits you are going to add it in your diet list for sure.
Here are some wonderful benefits of spinach that everyone should know.
Keeps bones healthy
Spinach is a rich source of vitamin K, which is essential for maintaining bone health. It helps in promoting the production of a protein called Osteocalc in the body that is responsible for stabilizing calcium in the bones. And it may reduce the amount of calcium that leaves the body in urine.
Improves eye sight
Spinach contains high amount of zeaxanthin and lutein, which is good for eyes and can reverse the damage and improve eye sight.
The presence of cartenoids in spinach prevents cataracts and macular degeneration.
Spinach contains two components: MGDG and SQDG which can reduce the growth of cancer.
These components help in fighting the cancerous cells and slow tumor growth in a human’s cervix. They also help in decreasing the size of the tumor.
Hence, it is advised to include spinach to prevent cancer.
Maintains blood pressure
Potassium content is high in spinach therefore it is recommended for people with high blood pressure. Potassium can reduce the effect of sodium in the body.
It also contains high amounts of nitrates, which may help regulate blood pressure levels. And it is beneficial in keeping heart healthy.
High amount of vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese, can be found in spinach which is good for immunity.