Being healthy is a very important point when it comes to good living because like they say, money cannot buy you everything and money certainly cannot buy you good health. Of course money would eventually enable you to afford treatments but why should the need occur when there are such good things like spinach available in this world. Do you guys remember Popeye the Sailor man? We all used to watch Popeye when we were young and do you guys remember how he always gulped down cans of spinach whenever he needed power and an energy packed punch? Well it was based on the amazing health benefits of spinach and that is exactly what we are going to share with you guys here today. Given below are ten uses of spinach not necessarily in the order of preference or importance.
10. Relaxation of the Body
The first and foremost health benefit and use of spinach that we are going to start is regarding the relaxation of the body. Although we all are not doctors but we are more than aware that Magnesium is one of the key ingredients for replenishing the lost energy in the body and vice versa, the lack of the aforementioned mineral can cause intense fatigue. Spinach comes to the rescue in this regard as this leafy green vegetable is high in magnesium content and therefore will help you relax as well as replenishing all your energy sources.
9. Our Need for Anti-Oxidants and Spinach
Next on our extremely useful list of uses of spinach we have targeted the anti-oxidants hiding in the green leaves of spinach. If you Google the mineral and vitamin content of spinach you will find out that it contains Beta-Carotenoids, Vitamin-E, Lutein and also Vitamin C. Not only are these rarely found together but they also provide an amazingly rich source of anti-oxidants. We all know that be it skin, health or our overall wellbeing, antioxidants are almost the key to everything.
Another amazingly beneficial use of spinach is to lower hyper tension. We all know that tension is the cause of a lot of other health related issues like blood pressure and heart problems (in some patients the problems extend to the brain even as it all depends on the level and height of tension). For all those people who are aware that they are tension prone, spinach is good news in a leafy green outfit. Spinach balances out the sodium and potassium in your body to lower and even control hyper tension! Can we really say more?
7. Good for the Eyes
The next benefit that we have to report in our list of ten amazing uses of spinach is regarding eye sight and regular eye health. We know that as far as our eyes are concerned, Lutein is very important for their good health. We have seen so many people who have suffered from and are continuously suffering from cataracts and age related macular degeneration and this is all due to a shortage of Lutein that spinach is more than happy to fill up. Another interesting thing is that it might also help to prevent blindness that might occur with old age!
6. Good for Our Brains
So not only is spinach good for the eyes, it is also excellent for our brain. How so you might ask, well we are more than willing is disclose. See what happens is that spinach somehow improves the motor skills in your brain and especially those associated with learning. This was found by researchers a while ago and that is exactly why parents keep insisting that we make spinach a regular feature on atleast one of our daily meals.
We all know, sadly so, that cancer is not treatable. But did you guys know that there are several forms of cancer and some of them can be treated is spinach becomes a regular part of your meals? We bet you didn’t and we are more than pleased to be of assistance. What helps in battling cancer are the flavonoids found in Spinach. Several of them that act as anti-oxidants will also help to fight off atleast 13 different types of cancer.
4. Nutritional Value
This should have perhaps been the first benefit or use of spinach on our list but the later the better right. Everyone obviously recommends spinach (especially elders and doctors) because it has a high nutritional content. With Vitamins like K, A and C, spinach helps in reducing blood clots and increases the overall health of our bones, it reduces free radicals and increases anti-oxidants and for all the ladies out there, spinach actually slows the ageing process to make you look younger and retain your youthfulness for longer periods of time.
3. Good source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The next use of spinach on our list is also health related (obviously) and although we are no doctors but we do know that people all over the world and especially in North America need Omega-3 fatty acids. Well the good news is that spinach is just the right ingredient to provide you with an ample amount of those very needed fatty acids.
2. Alkalizes the Body
We know that there are certain acids in our daily diets have a very adverse impact on our health and this is especially true for people who are prone to health issues like obesity. To neutralize (or rather alkalize) our bodies and to restore the drained energy, spinach acts as a very good source.
1. Spinach is Fresh
Last but not the least use of spinach we have to report has to do with freshness. Spinach leaves no matter what the lighting is in the grocery store, portray freshness. Freshness in our everyday lives, freshness on skin and even inside our bodies is what we really need considering all environmental factors as well. Spinach provides that very needed freshness in our lives and once you start consuming it, you will feel the difference yourselves.
Now while you guys start going green by eating spinach we would like to mention here (and you may take is as a disclaimer) that it is not necessary that all foods items suit every human being. Even if you have health issues that can be fixed by spinach you need to consult your personal doctor or physician before you start consuming more than your regular portions of spinach just to be on the safe side. Rest, happy becoming Popeye everyone!