The Real Score: Health Benefits of Spinach Revealed

Mar 18, 2016 07:12 AM EDT | By Mikhail Blacer


Thanks to Popeye, the leafy green vegetable spinach is known as a superfood, though we have to admit that it is so for the wrong reasons. With that being said, it can't immediately cause your muscles to immediately grow to surprisingly huge proportions, but it's still something everybody needs to eat, thanks to its numerous health benefits. 

So, what are the benefits of putting this vegetable into your belly? Here's what you need to know: 

It gives you an ample amount of iron

A hundred grams of iron can meet 15% of your daily iron intake needs. It's an excellent source of the nutrient, which is highly needed to combat anemia and in allowing the blood to distribute oxygen efficiently throughout the body. 

It is an excellent source of potassium

Spinach, along with bananas, is a rich source of potassium, a mineral needed to lower hypertension, boost dental health, and relieve the symptoms of stroke. Furthermore, the mineral can boost bone and muscle health. Note that an ample amount of potassium in the blood can reduce the occurrences of muscle cramps, making it a must eat for people who are constantly working out. 

It promotes skin and hair health

The vegetable is a rich source of vitamin A, which is necessary not only for the eyes but also on skin and hair health. Bear in mind that the vitamin is instrumental in the growth of body tissues and in boosting sebum production, which moisturizes the hair. 

Helps in bowel movements

Constipation is an uncomfortable condition to experience, but eating spinach can help you get rid of it. This is so thanks to the vegetable being rich in fiber, an essential nutrient which helps soften stools and helps promote regular bowel movements every day. 

Spinach can be consumed in numerous ways: it can be added to a salad, into a lasagna, or even mixed with fruits and blended to create a delicious smoothie. Regardless of how you consume it, it's able to dish out the above-mentioned benefits and keep you healthy all around!

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