WHY EATING SPINACH IS HEALTHY FOR US
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that has made itself quite popular from the ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ cartoon. This vegetable of choice has immense health benefits.
BENEFITS FROM EATING SPINACH:
The benefits of spinach are great in number. It is rich in nutritional supplements such as iron, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B2 and vitamin K. It also contains other essential substances such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
GREAT SOURCE OF IRON:
This vegetable is a great source of iron. Iron is very necessary for the body metabolisms. It is an essential component of our hair, nail and skin. Iron is the backbone of all body metabolisms as it is required to produce red blood cells which in turn carry hemoglobin and convey it to all parts of body.
Adequate iron stores are really essential for proper body functioning.
WHY EATING SPINACH IS HEALTHY?
Is spinach healthy? Yes, of course it is. Aside from being absolutely rich in vitamins and minerals, it is a great source of iron. As discussed earlier, new red blood cells require iron as a key ingredient for production in bone marrow.
HOW TO COOK FRESH SPINACH?
Eating healthy is not hard anymore. You can find a million of recipes using fresh spinach leaves that are easy and economical to make. You can feed a large number of guests using these magical recipes without taking an awful load on your budget.
Some of the recipes you can find online are mentioned below. Do give them a try and enjoy the hot savory dishes.
- Healthy spinach balls
- Healthy spinach and egg recipes
- Spinach tomato egg casserole
- Spinach parmesan balls recipes
COOKED SPINACH VS RAW SPINACH:
Obviously raw spinach cannot be consumed as there is dirt on it most of the times that needs to be washed and cleaned properly before consumption. We also steam it a little in hot, boiling water in order to make it spore-free.
HOW TO GET ENOUGH SPINACH?
Recipes using canned spinach are very common online. Is canned spinach healthy? No, not entirely. A can of spinach is better than nothing but it is no way comparable to fresh growths that are available in market. It may be harmful for body if regularly consumed as canned foods contain heavy amounts of preserving salts and other chemicals.
Spinach is one of those vegetables that should not be eaten raw as it can have serious contamination from germs as well as other harmful substances. As it is grown in all kind of lands and shrubs, there are a lot of small animals that may contaminate its vegetation. Therefore it should be thoroughly washed and cleaned before eating. After cleaning the leaves should preferably be put in boiling water for 2-3 minutes so that they become soft and safe to consume.
Eating spinach and diarrhea have long since been associated together. But this relation does not prove to be authentic as this special green vegetable has shown benefits to the digestive system as well. Maybe there is a third factor in the relationship that is missing and is the main cause of diarrhea experienced after eating spinach.
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