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5 Benefits of Eating Spinach

5 Benefits of Eating Spinach

There’s a reason Popeye did so well while on a diet of these leafy greens...

5 Benefits of Eating Spinach

If you’re looking for a food with the maximum level of nutrition, you may have found it.

Spinach is quite the superfood, providing more nutrition than any other staple food item out there. The dark green, leafy vegetable has miraculous antioxidant and anticancer properties. It is also rich protein and vitamins.

Don’t believe us? Here are 5 amazing reasons why spinach will benefit your health…

1. The Perfect Way to Detox

The green colour of spinach is not just a colour, but it contains a special chemical called chlorophyll, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to detoxify the body from any toxins that affect it. Enjoy spinach in food, as well as in drinks as well.

Try our Spinach Coconut Smoothie with Psyllium

2. Your Weight Loss Champion

Spinach is extremely low in fat and carbs and has an abundance of nutrients and minerals, so it’s really the perfect diet food. As a bonus, it also contains fat-soluble fibres that can help with weight loss through proper digestion, lowering blood sugar and mitigating the effects of overheating.

Try our Spinach Soup with Quinoa & Black Beans

3. Keeps Eyes Healthy

Just as carrots are good for your eyes, so are their green counterparts. Spinach contains two essential chemicals that act as protectors of the eyes from cataracts and other age-related problems. These two chemicals are Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Another bonus of eating spinach is that it contains vitamin A that is responsible for keeping the mucus membranes healthy, which helps preserve your eyesight.

Try our Cauliflower & Spinach Dahl

4. Strengthens Bones

Popeye’s strength wasn’t such a joke after all. Spinach does, in fact, make bones stronger because it contains vitamin K. Most of the vitamin K we receive is from the sun but if you add spinach to your diet, you can further strengthen your bones, which makes it the perfect alternative to dairy products. Or team with a bit of dairy, making it the perfect addition to your diet.

Try our Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi

5. Helps Your Blood Pressure

A high blood pressure can cause multiple problems in our body such as kidney failure or a heart attack. Eating spinach helps reduce the potassium in the in the body and this plays a key role in reducing the risk of hypertension.

Try our Salmon Rosti with Eggs & Creamed Spinach

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