We are back to Spinach. I can’t get enough of this plant.
So let’s look at its content.
Several nutritional journals all lay claim to the amazing benefits of spinach.
It’s many benefits includes
Maintaining healthy skin and hair, Strong bones, helps with digestion, lowers the risk for heart disease and it improves blood glucose control in diabetics.
Spinach is from the Chenopodiaceae family. Food in this family includes beets and Swiss chard.
Other types of spinach are
Savoy spinach which has a curly wrinkled, dark green leaves.
Semi-savoy spinach, which is less wrinkly.
Flat-leaf spinach, is more popular.
It is a smooth-textured variety and works well in salads. Baby spinach is a type of flat-leaf spinach(my favourite).
Spinach is one of the best sources of dietary potassium and magnesium.
It provides 839 milligrams of potassium per cup (cooked). As a comparison, one cup of sliced banana has about 539mg of potassium.”
potassium,“protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density
and reduces the formation of kidney stones.”
Vitamins content in spinach
vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate … copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium … and vitamin C.
They are also a good source of zinc, dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and choline.
It contains a unique and beneficial mixture of phytonutrients, as well as anti-oxidants, flavonoids and carotenoids.
Now you know why I have it daily. So go on stock up on the good stuff daily
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