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Monday, December 29, 2014

Spinach- A Special Tool Against Five Major Diseases

Spinach and green leafy vegetables are considered special recommended tool against cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone weakness, asthma and many more. According to nutritionists, one cup of raw spinach contains 27 calories, 0.86 grams of protein, 30 milligrams of calcium, 0.81 grams of iron, 24 milligrams of megnesium, 167 milligrams of potasium, 2813 IUs of Vitamin A and 58 micrograms of folate.
*-- Spinach Versus Weak Bones:- Fractures due to weak bones mainly caused by low intake of Vitamin K, but it can be reversed by regular usage of spinach that provides you enough Vitamin K and also plays a vital role as modifier of bone matrix proteins. Spinach also improves absorption of calcium and reduces urinary excretion of calcium. *-- Spinach versus High blood pressure:- Spinach is a recommended tool to control high blood pressure due to its high potassium intake which nullifies sodium effects in the body as high sodium intake is always the crucial cause of developing high BP as is the low potassium intake. *-- Spinach Versus Diabetes:- The vegetable increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in diabetic patients, but no worries as spinach has antiosidant called as alpha-lipoic acid which mainly lowers glucose levels.
Alpha-lipoic also helps decrease peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetic patients. However, most studies have used alpha-lipoic acid via intra-venous intake and it is still unsure whether oral supplementation will create same benefits. *-- Spinach Versus Cancer:- Chlrophyll in spinach and other green vegetables always showed effective resistance against carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines which majorly generated when grilled at a high temperature. *-- Spinach Versus Skin Diseases And Hair Fall:- Adequate amount of Vitamin A in spinach works as moisturiser for skin and hair. Meanwhile Vit A empowers growth of bodily tissues including hair and skin. However all vegs including spinach to build and maintain collagen to provide strong structure to hair and skin. Moreover, spinach is one of the iron-rich foods which reduces iron related deficiencies.

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