Eat Spinach

Spinach originally comes from Asia or Persia where it grew in the wild, and has been cultivated in China for the past 2000 years. The Moors introduced spinach into Spain in the 11th century, and soon became popular for use as a bed to place entrees upon.

Today China is the world’s largest producer of spinach, and the United States the second biggest commercial producer.

Some of Spinach's Health Benefits

  • Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K and folic acid. It’s a very good source of manganese.
  • Studies have demonstrated that diets high in dark green vegetables such as spinach are associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer. Spinach extracts have been created to be used in controlled studies, and these extracts slow down cell division in stomach cancer cells. A study has shown a high intake of spinach lowers your chances of cancer.

  • Spinach is one of the richest dietary sources of lutein, a carotenoid that has been implicated as being protective against cataracts. Zeaxanthin is another carotenoid found in spinach, and in a study at Centre for Eye Research in Australia, it was found that dietary lutein intake was associated with decreased prevalence of nuclear cataract.