Spinach – One Of The Healthiest Vegetables In The World

Nutritionists recommend eating more spinach to think faster, to improve both eyesight and blood, and also to boost digestion.

Spinach is one of the most valuable foods, it gives strength, protects from cancer and cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, cataracts, cholesterol…

Nutritionists call it “king of vegetables”, because of the large amounts of minerals and vitamins it contains. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. It is enough to consume a cup of steam-cooked spinach to satisfy your daily needs.

Fresh spinach iin a wooden bowl on a cutting board

Spinach contains folates, B vitamin, which plays important role in reducing homocysteine levels in blood, a component believed to cause a heart attack if present in high concentrations. Spinach also contains magnesium, a mineral which protects heart and plays important role in keeping the blood pressure normal.

Consuming spinach is good also because of the vitamin K it contains, which is essentially important for the proper mineralization process, i.e. healthy and strong bones. This vegetable is rich in calcium, sodium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, cobalt…

Spinach also contains a lot of cellulose, so it is beneficial for both digestion and detoxification.

Spinach originated in Persia and Afghanistan, and the Moors brought it in Europe in 11th century, and later in the US. It tastes best when cooked and mixed with finely chopped garlic, fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Gourmets like it covered with some grated parmesan cheese.