Ever tried spinach?

The benefits of spinach are many. Green leafy like spinach provide more nutrients than any other food, when compared calorie for calorie. Here are some benefits:
Very nutrient-dense food. It’s low in calories yet very high in vitamins, minerals. When you consume this healthy food, you don’t need to worry about your weight-loss diet as you take in abundance. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc and copper. 
Readily available. It can be found all over the world. Even though, with its abundant nutrient profile, it sounds like an amazing super food, it’s still easy to find in the market or easy to grow. In addition, it’s affordable.
Versatile food. It can be eaten raw in a salad (and is much more nutritious than iceberg lettuce). Or it can be cooked (lightly, please) and eaten as a dish on its own or added to soups and other dishes. If boiling, use the least amount of water possible for the shortest time.
Loaded with flavonoids which act as antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals. Researchers have discovered at least 13 different flavonoid compounds that act as anti-cancer substances. The various nutrients offer much in the way of disease protection.  
Heart-healthy food. It is an outstanding source of vitamins C and A which are antioxidants that help reduce free radical amounts in the body. The antioxidants work to keep cholesterol from oxidizing. In addition, folate is good for a healthy cardiovascular system, as well as magnesium, a mineral that helps to lower high blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal health can be guarded by eating more of this food. The beta-carotene and vitamin C work to protect the cells of the body’s colon from the harmful effects of free radicals. Also, DNA damage and mutations in colon cells may be prevented by the folate that’s present in this green leafy vegetable.
Anti-inflammatory properties of some of the nutrients are found in spinach.
Keeps the brain young so eat your greens and keep working those crossword puzzles to keep you brain agile.
Protective against eye diseases such as age-related cataracts and macular degeneration. There is some indication that it might be absorbed better if you eat it with a little fat, such as a small amount of olive oil, or the food that you’re eating it with may contain some fat.
Excellent source of iron. Because iron is a component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to all body cells,the mineral iron is particularly important for menstruating women and growing children and adolescents. In comparison to red meat, spinach provides a lot less calories, is fat and cholesterol free. 
If you've never tasted it, try it today and you will love it.

 I love spinach so much, especially when it is used in stews and soups. If you want some to buy, kindly go to Malam Atta Market, Nima Market or Agbogbloshie market for bulk purchase, but if you want a real experience, go to the Tamale Central Market in the Northern Region of Ghana for a truck full.

Source:  Greenfoods.com


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