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Friday, October 18, 2019

2 The Benefits of Spinach for Health

Around 10-15 years ago (maybe until now), there is very popular children's animated film, the title is 'Popeye the Sailor Man'. This film tells the story of a sailor named Popeye. Actually, he is a common sailor, but when he consumes spinach he can become very strong. After eating spinach, his muscles suddenly enlarged, especially in the arms and upper chest.

Popeye has a girlfriend named Olive. But his relationship with Olive is often interrupted by his nemesis named Brutus. On the other hand, Brutus himself also likes Olive. However, Olive prefers Popeye because Popeye is a good person while Brutus is a bad person.

Inspiration from Popeye

Because Brutus often teased Olive, in the end Popeye did not accept that. He wants to beat Brutus. In the initial battle, Brutus can beat Popeye easily. Brutus is far stronger than Popeye. However, after Popeye ate spinach, the conditions turn around. Popeye suddenly became very strong. With that strength, Popeye was finally able to beat Brutus.

Popeye and Spinach

Actually, in this article, I am not talking about the Popeye film. However, I will explore more about the benefits of eating spinach to maintain a healthy body. Hopefully, this article can make people aware of the importance of consuming vegetables, especially spinach. [Read also : Little things that will improve your health]

Spinach is known to have a high protein content. By consuming it every day can protect the body from various dangerous diseases such as stroke, brain and heart disorders.

Benefits of Eating Spinach

The following are some of the benefits of consuming the Spinach for your health :
  • Low Calories

  • According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 250 grams of raw spinach only has about seven calories. So by consuming it diligently, it will be very good for those who want to lose weight.

  • Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

  • Eating spinach every day can help to meet the body's daily nutritional needs. The nutritional contents of Spinach are folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron which can help protect the body from a variety of serious diseases such as diabetes, kidney stones, cancer, heart attacks, and strokes.

  • Fight Osteoporosis

  • Spinach is very rich in sources of vitamin K. This vitamin has efficacious for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Not only that, but vitamin K in the Spinach is also claimed to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

  • Can Improve Brain Health

  • Mineral content found in Spinach such as folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and antioxidants, can help prevent neuronal and cognitive impairment of the brain.

    Spinach can improve brain health

  • Prevents inflammation

  • Spinach has high anti-inflammatory properties. This substance can prevent and also treat inflammation caused by germs and bacteria. If we consume spinach regularly, it can also prevent the emergence of atherosclerosis, narrowing, and thickening of the arteries due to the buildup of plaque on the artery walls.

  • Improve Eye Health

  • Spinach has a high content of beta Carotene, Xanthene and Lutein. These three substances are beneficial for maintaining healthy eyes. In addition, consuming spinach regularly can also prevent inflammation and eye irritation.

  • Increase Metabolism

  • Spinach contains protein that functions to smooth digestion and increase the body's metabolism. In addition, inserting spinach in the daily diet will also make the stomach stay full for a longer period of time.

Thus, a little explanation about the importance of consuming spinach to maintain a healthy body.



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2 comments:

  1. I used to watch Popeye when I was young. Your post just brought back so many memories. And yes, spinach is indeed very healthy. Thank you for all the information.

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    1. @Alicia : Thank you for giving an appreciation to my article

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