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The Benefits of Spinach

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Originally posted on theCaregiversHCS.com; I provide additional information here

Nutrition of Spinach

Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. The calcium content is good for bones. The A and C vitamins plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Another benefit is folate, your friend that, lowers the amount of homocysteine [a protein that damages arteries] in your blood.

Helps in prevention

So spinach also helps protect against heart disease. The flavonoids help protect against age related memory loss. The secret weapon, lutein, makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly.

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Ann’s tip:

The next time you want a salad, make it with fresh (thoroughly washed) spinach and imagine how healthy your body will be.

A little extra information

Did you know Lenexa, KS is considered the “spinach capital of the world”?

“It may play a role in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, and the degeneration of the immune and neurological systems.” an excerpt from drugs.com‘s “usage of spinach”

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