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Potential Health Benefits of Spinach


Popeye had the right idea about spinach! It has many health benefits such as: 
   Spinach is low in carbohydrates but rich in fiber, which helps add bulk during digestion and prevents constipation.
   It is an excellent source of carotenoids. Carotenoids that enter the body can be converted into vitamin A.
    Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that promotes your immune system and skin health.
    Spinach can provide your body with a good source of vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting.
    Spinach is also rich in folate acid, iron, and calcium. It is overall a nutrient-dense vegetable.
    It also contains plant compounds like lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help block or reverse the sunlight damage to your eyes.
    Because of the rich antioxidants, spinach can actually lower oxidative stress in your body and suppress the growth of cancer cells.
    The nitrate provided by spinach is beneficial for blood pressure regulation, which can help improve heart health.