The Healthy Healing Power of Spinach

In the wide world of fruits and vegetables, spinach stands tall among its counterparts. Spinach is one of the most-nutrient-rich produce components that we can work into our diets, and it is vital to recognize spinach as an important part of our diet.

Spinach comes in so many different forms. We find expansive spinach leaves arranged in stalks, containers of baby spinach leaves, creamed spinach at our favorite steakhouse, or even used along with other types of lettuce in the base of a salad. There is surely a reason that spinach is so widely used in all types of food, but not many people are aware of this reason.

Spinach is a member of the family of produce called Chenopod. Other members of this family include beets, chards, quinoa, and many other foods. This family of produce is acknowledged for its extremely high nutrient content with respect to nervous system health, which is where most of the nutrient effects are concentrated. Mainly, the phytonutrients in spinach and its Chenopod family members have the ability to improve our nervous system’s ability to communicate and the strength of the impulses sent throughout the neurons. These phytonutrients operate on a chemical level to make the neurons’ channels more apt to process signals.

Spinach is also an important source of iron, which is neglected in the diets of many people. Iron is a key mineral for our circulatory health and to ensure that our blood is structure properly. In the case of anemia, people have iron deficiencies which can result in them fainting and maintaining high levels of weakness both physically and mentally. Iron is mainly consumed in the form of red meat, but those who choose a vegetarian lifestyle may suffer from low iron levels. However, vegetarians can turn to spinach to bump up their iron levels and avoid harmful deficiencies.

There are also significant anti-oxidant properties as well as certain chemical compounds in spinach that have been known to assist in cancer prevention efforts. Spinach is so valuable to our nutrition and if you trying to take steps to improve your health and wellness habits, the integration of spinach into your diet is a simple and effective beginning solution.

 

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