Superfood Spotlight: Spinach

There’s a reason why your favorite restaurants that once only served lettuce now have spinach salads on the menu. It’s because more and more people have become aware of just how good these spinach is for you.

 

Top 4 Benefits of Spinach

 

#1 Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Cancerous

Spinach is filled with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties. One study showed women who consumed a lot of spinach through out their lives have a decreased risk of breast cancer. Additionally, extracts from spinach used in lab experiments have also been found to slow down cancer cell division.

 

#2 Vitamin K

Vitamin K is another positive element found in spinach. It’s beneficial to bone health and aids in proper blood clotting. The vegetable contains a massive 181% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin K in 180 grams of spinach leaves. Moreover, research suggests the compounds in the leaf membranes called thylakoids may be a powerful appetite suppressant. On average, the women who took the extract lost 5.5 pounds more than the placebo group over three months.

 

#3 Potassium

According to Medical News Today, “due to its high potassium content, spinach is recommended for people with high blood pressure. It can help reduce the effects of sodium in the body. A low potassium intake may be just as big of a risk factor for developing high blood pressure a high sodium intake.”

 

#4 Vitamins A & C

Spinach is high in vitamin A and C. These vitamins are necessary for sebum production. Sebum keeps hair moisturized and is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues. Vitamin C is imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.

 


bow of raw baby spinach Superfood Spotlight: Spinach

In other words, spinach is loaded with good things for every part of your body! It’s low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. It is very high in protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. It’s no wonder spinach is known as one of the top superfoods!