As we continue down the healthy eye month path, we would be remiss if we left out spinach as a wonderful natural way to fight eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. However, spinach aids so much more than good eye health!
Spinach is a natural powerhouse and is almost at the top of Mother Nature’s perfect foods list. Here are some additional health benefits of the wonder food:
Anti-inflammatory: The nutrients in spinach can help conditions where inflammation plays a role, like asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimers.
Anti-Oxidant: Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamins C and A. These nutrients are important in reducing the amount of free radicals in the body.
Iron: Spinach is a wonderful source of iron, a mineral that’s important for menstruating women, or are more at risk of iron deficiency. Iron is an important part of hemoglobin, which moves oxygen from the lungs to all of the body’s cells. It’s vital to have oxygen in our cells for energy and overall health.
Strong Bones: The vitamin K in spinach is important for maintaining bone health.
Health “further down there”: The vitamin C and beta-carotene in spinach help to protect the colon cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, and the fiber keeps things moving along smoothly.
Are your kids a little bit afraid of the green stuff? Do what I do and sneak it into your favorite sauces. They will never know it’s there but you certainly will.