The beauty of spinach

I usually don’t pay a lot of attention to what I eat, I mostly don’t like vegetables, so think I have a lack vitamins and minerals.Right now I’m doing my best to little by little incorporate vegetables and healthier food to my food.I was looking for some advices on Internet about healthy food and it turns out that there are even some vegetables and healthy food that are ideal for men as well. I really got interested in this one:

SPINACHIs good for sexual enhancement, muscle growth, heart health, bone building and eyesight enhancing. When I hear about spinach I immediately think about Popeye, the cartoon, that’s probably because spinach is the ultimate man food. This biceps builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and foliates which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.Spinach has at least 13 different flavonoid compounds that function as antioxidants and anti-cancer agents.

A carotenoid called neoxanthin found in spinach and other green leafy vegetables fight prostate cancer.The vitamin K found on spinach is very important for maintaining bone health; this vitamin activates osteocalcin, a major non-collagen protein in bones.

Spinach is also an excellent source of other bone-building nutrients including calcium and magnesium.

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins C and A. It’s also a source of folate that helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Spinach is also an excellent source of magnesium that helps lower high blood pressure and protects against heart diseases.

The beta-carotene and vitamin C found in spinach have anti-inflammatory properties; they can help reduce asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Also the magnesium and riboflavin found in spinach may help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.

As you can see, the health benefits of spinach are various. While it might seem that spinach is better for men’s health like I’ve read in many articles, actually spinach is as useful for women as it is for men. Most of its properties are the same for men and women. Cooked spinach is also an excellent source of iron, a mineral that is extremely important for menstruating women. And probably what will makes us even happier about the spinach properties, is the fact that in comparison with other iron sources like red meat, spinach can provide us the same amount of iron for a lot less calories and completely fat-free. Pregnant women needs of iron is even bigger than no pregnant ones, so in just one cup of boiled spinach, you’ll be provided with 35.7% of the daily value for iron.

After reading all this information about spinach, I’m feeling more than anxious of trying it as often as possible, I hope you are feeling the same.

Do you know of any other health benefits of spinach? Do you know any cooking recipes with spinach?

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