5 Benefits Of Spinach (Palak)

Spinach is a dark green leafy vegetable that is also known as Palak in Hindi. It is a super food weighted with tons of nutrients in a very low calorie package. Spinach is important and beneficial for skin, hair, bones, and there are many more health benefits. Although Spinach is available all the 365 days, it is best eaten in the summer from March to May.

In this post we bring to you the benefits of eating Spinach:

Prevents Cancer

It contains chlorophyll which is effective at blocking carcinogenic effects. Hence, it is effective in slowing down cell division in human stomach and skin cancer cells.

Lowers Blood Pressure

It consists of high potassium; therefore, it is recommended to people with high blood pressure. Additionally, peptides, short chains of amino acids, are present in Spinach. Peptides are effective in lowering blood pressure.

Healthy Skin and Hair

It’s rich in Vitamin A that is required for healthy hair and skin growth. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all body tissues, including hair and skin. Spinach is loaded with useful vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, E and K as well as minerals that play an important role in skin and hair care protection.

Reduces Weight

It helps in reducing weight as it is low in calories and fat. It has a good quality of fat soluble dietary fibre and it’s very nutritious. This fibre in Spinach maintains lower blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Healthy Bones

It’s rich in Vitamin K that is important for healthy bones. Vitamin K is essential for maintaining strength and density of bones. Low intake of Vitamin K have been linked to higher risk of bone fractures.

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