It’s Spinach day! isn’t it a coincidence that its been celebrated in the woman’s month a plant oftentimes considered being a “woman’s plant”.
Spinach is a green edible plant, also known as Spinacia oleracea. Spinach is packed with vital nutrients but low in calories and high in vitamins. It is also a good source of fibre which is expected to be eaten by everybody.
The Health Benefits of Spinach include;
👉 Weight loss:
One cup of spinach has 20% of the (Recommended Dietary Allowance)— RDA of dietary fibre, which aids digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs over eating.
👉 Prevents Cancer:
It contains flavonoids and anticancer properties are abundant in spinach. It has also shown significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.
It contains neoxanthin and violaxanthin which have Anti-Inflammatory properties and play an important role in the regulation of inflammation.
The vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, beta carotene, manganese and selenium present in spinach serves as a powerful antioxidant that studies shows to combat atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
👉 Reduces Blood Pressure
It contains pivotal nutrients that help lowers the blood pressure of man.
👉 Boost immunity
Due to the presence of vitamin A in spinach, it does protect and strengthens the human body such as the mucous membranes of the repiratory intestinal and urinary tract.
👉 Aids Healthy Skin
The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing proper retention in the epidermis thus fighting proresis, acne and even wrinkles.
👉 Brain and Nervous Function
Vitamin K is found in abundance in spinach and this helps greatly in aiding a healthy nervous system and brain function by providing an essential part for the synthesis of sphingolipids, the crucial fact that makes up the myelin sheath around the nerves.