According to Wikipedia, Spinach is also known as Spinacia oleracea. It is a leafy green plant native to central and western Asia. The leaves of spinach are edible and can be consumed either fresh, or after storage using preservation techniques by canning, freezing, or dehydration.
The spinach plant is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, iron, and manganese. That means eating this leafy green veggie may have benefits on your eye health, reduce oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure levels among other health functions.
Whether you like it or not spinach is one among numerous vegetables you need to start eating. However, do you notice any of these health conditions below? Here are some health benefits you should know.
1. Loss of appetite
There are so many seasonal vegetables produced. Spinach is one of the most important and nutritious vegetables that can be eaten raw or cooked. It provides a very good amount of vitamins B6, soluble dietary fiber, omega 3-fatty acid, and minerals. However, according to the International Journal of Life Sciences and Review(IJLSR), one major function of spinach is to help in appetite stimulation.
Do you suffer from osteoporosis? A condition that makes your bone weak and gets tired easily. If you don't get enough calcium throughout your life, your chances of getting osteoporosis are higher.
Nonetheless, if you notice weakness in your bones it is time you start using spinach more often. Spinach contains calcium, manganese, and vitamin K, which are important for healthy bones.
3. Stomach disorder
According to the International Journal of Life Sciences and Review, drinking the liquid of spinach can help prevent or cure gastrointestinal disorders, growth stimulation children, convalescent support, and fatigue. Spinach is rich in omega3-fatty acids.
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4. It can help prevent cancer.
Finally, It has also been suggested that it can be used as an anticancer agent, antioxidant 6, and cancer preventative. According to the Institute of food science and technology, Sindh Agricultural University, spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, flavonoids, carotenes, vitamin C, folic acid compounds that helps prevent the development of cancer cells.
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