Do you still remember those famous cartoons you have watched a thousand times over and never felt getting bored? Yes, it's "Popeye, the Sailor Man"! And you definitely know that they had been teaching you the importance of spinach for health and body since childhood. So, let's get nostalgic (remembering past) again and recall what benefits do spinach has for you.
When you want to lose weight and are confused about your diet, try eating spinach. Spinach helps in weight reduction as it is low in calories and fat.This fiber aids in digestion prevents constipation and maintains low blood sugar. Thus, this vegetable is often recommended to dieters because it helps to avoid repetitive eating.
Hypertension is a common problem these days. Hypertension or high blood pressure can resultantly cause kidney disease, heart ailments, and stroke. Spinach is beneficial in lowering hypertension as some of its constituents help to reduce stress and anxiety, for example, vitamin C plays a vital role in lowering hypertension.
Spinach contains antioxidants which protect the eye from cataracts and is important for providing light filtering functions. Spinach also contains vitamin A which is required for maintaining health and is essential for normal eyesight. According to The Scripps Research Institute, studies have shown that those who ate spinach three times per week had a 43 percent lower risk of eye-related problems.
Spinach comprises of vitamins B, C and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids all of which are required for healthy hair growth.Hair loss is caused by the deficiency of iron. Iron in spinach helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to hair follicles which is essential for healthy hair growth.
Living in a country like ours, your skin is most of the time exposed to the radiance of the sun. So, in order to protect your skin from sunburn, you should include spinach in your diet. Spinach contains vitamin B which protects your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause sun damage, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.