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Benefits of Palak or Spinach

Benefits of Palak or Spinach

Palak or Spinach contains nutrients and have abundance of health benefits. It is not of course the most exciting of foods but is a great staple to add to one’s diet. Palak is packed with vitamins and minerals that your body needs including Potassium. There are two types of Palak – you can find one with Green Leaves and other with Red/Purple Leaves.

Health Benefits

There are many health benefits eating Palak or Spinach.

  • Lower Blood Pressure – Consuming food items that have high potassium content helps in lowering your blood pressure
  • Eyes – Lutein, an antioxidant which is known for protection from age-related eye diseases like Macular Degeneration and Cataract – helps in protecting your eyes from vision impairment and blindness
  • Improved Cognition – Lutein also help in preserving cognitive abilities – general mental capability involving reasoning, problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, complex idea comprehension, and learning
  • Bones – Vitamin K present in Palak/Spinach is essential for healthy bone and its growth. You can fulfil the recommended daily amount of Vitamin K need by eating just one cup of Palak/Spinach
  • Skin – Our body uses the Vitamin A to grow tissues and skin. Palak/Spinach contains Vitamin A. This supports the skin’s Immune System and also helps skin stay Hydrated, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Blood – Palak/Spinach contains a good amount of Iron which helps in making Hemoglobin in our body. Hemoglobin is needed for the transportation of Oxygen from Lungs to rest of the body
  • Vitamin C and Folate – Contains Vitamin C, which is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. Vitamin C plays an important role in the Immune Function. Folate which is the natural form of Vitamin B9 helps our body in making healthy Red Blood Cells

Nutrition Facts

Nutrients per serving of Palak/Spinach is approximately as follows.

  • Serving Size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 7
  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams

Source of Information:
Read more about Palak/Spinach here

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