Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Benefits of Eating Spinach Everyday

Not many of us like the idea of eating spinach daily. But the fact is that this green leafy vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients with very few calories. A cup full of this vegetable fulfills most of your daily nutrient needs and still has only forty calories to boot. So why wouldnt you eat it? Some people do not like the taste of it but I have a cure for you. I mix 3 handfuls in with my fruit smoothie every morning and you can't even taste it. I bet your kids wouldn't even know they were eating it.
Eating Spinach daily has many health advantages and is a strong building block to a healthy body. It has a high fiber content and a cup full of spinach has enough vitamin A and K for your daily requirements and enough foliate and manganese to last you the whole day and if this is not enough, consider its calcium and protein content too. The high content of vitamin A is great for your eyesight and it strengthens the eye muscles as well.
Spinach has proven anti-aging properties as well as anti-carcinogenic properties due to the high concentration of flavonoid compounds. The anti ageing properties of eating spinach have been proven time and again. Researchers have confirmed that the vital compounds present in spinach are great to keep your brain young and active.
It is a great vegetable for those with high blood pressure as it helps to keep the pressure low. It works wonders for the heart as it has compounds, which prevent the hardening and thickening of arteries. A person who consumes spinach daily is protecting the body against the onslaught of diseases like colon cancer, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Also it is very useful to keep blood sugar levels stable in Diabetics.
It is great food for growing kids and also menstruating women due to its high iron and mineral content. Daily consumption of this nutritious leafy vegetable is a great healthy habit and is very beneficial to maintain good health. But please be sure to eat organic pesticide free spinach. Organic spinach has more nutritional value than non organic plus it is better for the environment.
You can use spinach in salads, toss with any type of nuts and pressed garlic to make it tastier. A little pressed garlic stirred into olive oil can also be tried. Spinach can be tossed into pasta dishes without even cooking it to give your dinner that extra nutrition that you and your family needs.
All in all Popeye really did know what he was doing! He was able to build strong lean muscles by eating a diet consisting of mainly spinach! Argh! Eat your spinach!      By
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